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Fight BAC!?

Fight BAC!&trade is the national campaign to promote safe food handling in U.S. homes. This site provides information about this campaign for consumers, educators, and the media.

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) provides food safety education information for consumers to help them reduce their risk for foodborne illness. The food safety education and consumer information Web site of FSIS contains a wide variety of materials of interest to consumers. It links to the e-newsletter Food Safety Educator, Fight BAC!&trade, Food Safety Education MonthSM, Thermy&trade, USDA/FDA Foodborne Illness Education Information Center; USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline (1-888-MPHotline).

National Center for Home Food Preservation

The National Center for Home Food Preservation is a source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center located at the University of Georgia was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods. This site includes tested recipes and answers many frequently asked questions.

Joy of Cooking

This site from the United Kingdom was designed to provide expert advice to make cooking much more enjoyable.  Articles written by Joy of Cooking experts are continually updated and added to the website. To access the site, go to:

National Sanitation Foundation International

The National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF) is a not-for-profit organization that is the leading independent inspector of food-related products. NSF audits retail outlets, restaurants, and food production facilities to ensure compliance with public health guidelines. Their Web site includes information specifically prepared to answer consumer questions about food safety and other health-related topics.

Spanish-language materials

A national clearinghouse of Spanish-language education materials prepared by Extension professionals.  Available at: