Recalls brings contaminated food to headlines

Every year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food.


With the latest recalls of canned corn, lettuce and cauliflower, it’s important to know when products are unsafe to eat. 


The University of Wisconsin-Extension has some resources to help keep you and your family food-safe.  Our resources include recipes and how-to videos for safely canning and preserving food at home.


To stay up to date on all the latest food safety & preservation news, visit and subscribe to our email list. Food safety help is often only a phone call away.  If you have a question about meat, poultry, or egg products, call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline toll free at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854). The Hotline is open year-round Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT (educators are available to help in either English or Spanish). And for after-hours questions, there are recorded food safety messages available 24 hours a day. Send email questions to 


Ask Karen! ( | ) is USDA’s automated response system that provides food safety information 24/7 and a live chat during Hotline hours. Mobile phone users can access


Other food safety resources. There are an abundance of resources to help you safely prepare and serve food.

FDA’s Food (Safety) Facts for Consumers. Dozens of fact sheets from the Food and Drug Administration.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Foodborne illness prevention information from the CDC. is your gateway to federal food safety information.

Health and Safety Food safety information from the USDA. 


Be food safe!

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