Food Safety Directory
When handling food, safety is key. Taking proper precautions can help you avoid illnesses such as E. coli, diarrhea, food poisoning, botulism, and more. It's important to keep your kitchen surfaces and utensils washed and sanitized as well as to wash the foods you're working with. Vegetables, fruits, and meats can carry bacteria that can make you sick. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how food can be handled safely, how to keep your kitchen clean, and much more.
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
These tiny flies are big pests. Find out why they can cause health problems and how get them out of your house for good.
Food Safety Tips for Your Kitchen
Your kitchen is the heart of your home – but it can also be a case of food poisoning waiting to happen. Learn about foods that can make you and family sick and tips to keep your kitchen clean
Your Guide to Healthy Grilling
Your summer picnic or barbecue wouldn’t be the same without firing up the grill. Here's how to do it safely.
What Is Food Insecurity?
Having enough healthy food to make it through every day is a struggle for some people. Find out what food insecurity is, how it can affect your health, and ways organizations are working to address it.
5 Second Rule For Food
Experts explore whether it's safe to eat food that's made quick contact with the floor.
15 Ways to Make Your Food Safer
15 tips on food safety.
Lettuce Learn to Wash Produce Properly
The government's recent warning about some packaged fresh spinach has people worried about the safety of their produce, especially greens and lettuces.
Food-Related Illness: Playing It Safe
The best defense is a good offense when it comes to food-related illnesses.
Video: GMOs in Food
There’s a lot of debate over GMOs in our food. They’ve helped farmers grow more crops, but are there downsides, too?
Video on How to Store Leftover Food
How long can you leave food out before it needs to be tossed? What about storing leftovers in the fridge or freezer?
The Truth About Washing Greens
Fresh vegetables are vulnerable to bacteria because they often come in contact with soil and water. Is washing enough?
What are Food Additives?
Most additives fall into a few basic categories: preservatives, flavor changers, and added vitamins and minerals supply extra nutrients.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Food Allergy Triggers, Common and Uncommon
Peanuts, tomatoes, and even exercise, can bring on food allergies, some quite dangerous. This WebMD slideshow helps identify triggers, symptoms, and tests to help keep your family safe.
Slideshow: When to Toss Food Out
It’s hard to know exactly how long it’s safe to keep different foods. Find out when it’s best to just throw them out.
Slideshow: Food Dangers You Should Avoid
See the most common culprits in food poisoning in our slideshow, as well as symptoms, complications, and how to keep your food safe.
A Visual Guide To Salmonella
See what salmonella bacteria look like and learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of salmonella poisoning.
Grilling Quiz: Test Your Cooking Smarts
Ready to get your grill on? Try this quiz to test your barbecue skills first.
Quiz: Food Safety Myths and Facts
Should you cut off that moldy piece of cheese and eat the rest? What’s the best way to thaw chicken? Find out in this food safety quiz.
Quiz: What's in Your Food? Preservatives, Dyes, and Other Additives
What's in your food? Salt, sugar, dyes, and more. See how much you know about the stuff you can't pronounce.
Food Bacteria Quiz
Take this quiz to see how much you know about the food-borne bacteria called listeria, where it grows and what health danger it poses
Frozen Food Storage: Keeping It Safe and Tasty
It’s time to go through that freezer and dump everything you aren’t going to eat in the next six months.
Nothing Fishy About These Fish!
WebMD's Top 10 Ways To Make Seafood Safe
Things You Should Never Do to Lose Weight
Be aware of these dangerous things you should never do when trying to lose weight.