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.
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
Safe Food and Water for HIV Patients
If you're HIV-positive, you need to know how to protect yourself against dangerous foodborne infections.
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.
Safe Cooking Tips for Food Allergies
Get tips on how to organize your kitchen and prepare meals when you're cooking for someone with a food allergy.
Water and Food Safety After Hurricanes
To help you prepare for this hurricane season, WebMD gives advice from the FDA about what is safe to drink and eat in the aftermath of a storm.
Food Safety Tips for the Warm Weather
Experts explain how to avoid getting sick when preparing food in the spring and summer.
Food Safety in the Great Outdoors
Don't let food poisoning spoil your next outing. Following a few simple rules will keep your outdoor meal memorable for the right reasons.
WebMD quizzed restaurant inspectors and food scientists about ways to maximize your chances of eating safely at buffets.
Animal studies have linked meat cooked at high temps to cancer. Humans may face the same risks, so find out how to grill safely.
The Truth About Washing Greens
Fresh vegetables are vulnerable to bacteria because they often come in contact with soil and water. Is washing enough?
Food Safety for Rug Rats
Allowing your toddler to help out with food prep can be an enriching experience. But avoid cooking up a food-borne illness.
Baby Food Safety
A review of health and safety concerns is crucial for parents as they begin preparing and serving their babies solid foods.
Slideshows & Images
A Visual Guide To Salmonella
See what salmonella bacteria look like and learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of salmonella poisoning.
Slideshow: FDA Mobile Laboratories
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.
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.
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
Test Your Cooking Smarts
Ready to get your grill on? Try this quiz to test your barbecue skills first.
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 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.
Nothing Fishy About These Fish!
WebMD's Top 10 Ways To Make Seafood Safe
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.
Things You Should Never Do to Lose Weight
Be aware of these dangerous things you should never do when trying to lose weight.