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  • Food Safety Center

    General Overview

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    The American food supply is probably the safest in the world. But, if food isn't handled correctly and becomes contaminated, it can still can make you sick. More

    Foodborne Illnesses

    There are many types of bacteria, parasites, or viruses that cause illness. In addition, poisonous chemicals or agents can also get into foods causing illness. So can we trust any food?

    Preventing Foodborne Illness

    Read here to find out about shellfish poisoning and what the proper guidelines are for cooking these tasty creatures.
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    The elderly are often cautioned about certain foods, but does this apply to everyone over age 65? Find out how to eat safely into your golden years.
    Microwave ovens don’t cook food like other appliances. But, there are some things the cook can do to prepare food safely and deliciously in a microwave.
    Eggnog…cookies…cured ham…assorted cheeses. Enjoying these holiday favorites means knowing how to make them safe for consumption.

    Preventing Foodborne Illness (Continued)

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    Read here to find out how to practice food safety while enjoying your grill during the summer months.
    Almost any food can become contaminated if handled improperly, but foods that are purchased or used after their expiration dates may be more likely to contain spoilage bacteria or other pathogens. Read here to find out more.

    Special Topics

    Scientists and the FDA both agree that irradiation has the potential to significantly reduce the number of deaths caused by foodborne illness. What should you know about irradiation?
    Many plastics used for food storage could contain BPA. Scientists are questioning the effects of BPA on the body. Read more about some precautions you can take to avoid excess BPA exposure.

    Center for Food Safety and Applied NutritionFood and Drug Administration http://www.cfsan.fda.gov

    Food Safety and Inspection ServiceUS Department of Agriculture http://www.fsis.usda.gov

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  • HeartSHAPE Spotlight

    At risk for a heart attack? Learn more

    Fight heart disease early and prevent heart attacks with HeartSHAPE® - a painless, non-invasive test that takes pictures of your heart to scan for early-stage coronary disease.

  • Calories and Energy Needs

    Calorie NeedsLearn more

    How many calories do you need to eat each day to maintain your weight and fuel your physical activity? Enter a few of your stats into this calculator to find out.

  • Ideal Body Weight

    Ideal Body WeightLearn more

    Using body mass index as a reference, this calculator determines your ideal body weight range. All you need to do is enter your height.

  • Body Mass Index

    Body Mass IndexLearn more

    This tool considers your height and weight to assess your weight status.


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