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U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agencies and Offices A list of all Agencies and Offices within USDA Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health. FoodSafety.gov. Features - Wash Your Hands. Handwashing is easy to do and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness in all settings—from your home and workplace to child care facilities and hospitals.

Features - Wash Your Hands

Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community. Learn more about when and how to wash your hands. When should you wash your hands? Before, during, and after preparing foodBefore eating foodBefore and after caring for someone who is sickBefore and after treating a cut or woundAfter using the toiletAfter changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toiletAfter blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezingAfter touching an animal, animal feed, or animal wasteAfter touching garbage What is the right way to wash your hands?

Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Why? How do you use hand sanitizers? Why? References. 10 facts on food safety. February 2015 International Fund for Agricultural Development The great majority of people will experience a food or water borne disease at some point in their lives.

10 facts on food safety

This highlights the importance of making sure the food we eat is not contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, toxins and chemicals. “Food safety: from farm to plate, make food safe” is the theme of World Health Day 2015. Alaska Food Safety and Sanitation. Florida Department of Health. Please note, none of the state or federal regulatory agencies license food operations from your home.

Florida Department of Health

*Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) regulates restaurants, most mobile food vehicles, caterers, and most public food service events. You can reach their Customer Contact Center by calling (850) 487-1395 or file a complaint about a restaurant or another type of DRPR food facility on line at The Department of Health works with food service establishments as defined by s. 381.0072, Florida Statutes to help ensure their products are not a source of foodborne illness. The Department of Health's (DOH) Food Hygiene Inspection Program is risk-based. Here are some examples: Inspections are performed at the County Health Department (CHD) level by the Environmental Health section.

See our Latest facility inspection data Did You Know? WI DATCP: Programs - Food Safety. The Food Safety Division works to ensure a safe, wholesome and secure food supply.

WI DATCP: Programs - Food Safety

The division enforces Wisconsin’s food safety and labeling laws. The division licenses and inspects over 30,000 food establishments, and supervises local government inspection of others. The Food Safety Division regulates the entire food chain, from the agricultural producer to the consumer. That permits a comprehensive approach to food safety issues affecting producers, processors, distributors, retailers and consumers. Milk and Dairy Products The Food Safety Division regulates Wisconsin’s $43.4 billion dairy industry, one of the most important industries in the state.

Food Safety and Sanitation. Clayton County Board of Health - Guidelines for Food Safety and Good Sanitation. According to the U.S.

Clayton County Board of Health - Guidelines for Food Safety and Good Sanitation

Food and Drug Administration's 2005 Food Code, ensuring safe food is an important public health priority for our nation. An estimated 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths are attributable to Foodborne illness in the United States each year. The goal of the Clayton County Health Department is to protect the public's health by preventing food-borne illness, by assuring that foods served to the public are wholesome and free from contamination or spoilage. Keep your menu simple and keep potentially hazardous foods (meats, eggs, dairy products, cut fruits and vegetables, etc.) to a minimum.

Database: Dane County restaurant health inspections. Read health inspection results for Dane County food license holders for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 inspection years.

Database: Dane County restaurant health inspections

Every food license holder in Dane County is inspected at least once every licensing year by the Public Health Department, which is jointly operated by the Madison and Dane County governments. During those visits, inspectors follow what's called a guide sheet to make notes of needed improvements and health code violations. Some notes are about serious food safety issues, many are not. Often, violations are fixed immediately and do not result in fines or require reinspections. Food establishments are not given any kind of grade by the health department. This database contains those inspector notes, along with other details from the inspections for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 inspection years (businesses are inspected from July 1 to June 30). To search the database, first select a city from the drop-down list below.