Food Safety Quick Tips
Back to School Tips
Important tips to remember about packing school lunches.
- Always keep everything clean: Hands, surfaces, utensils, fresh fruit and veggies, everything!
- Keep hot foods hot: Use an insulated bottle for hot foods.
- Keep cold foods cold: Use an insulated lunch box and frozen gel packs - or a frozen juice box - to keep things cool until lunchtime (but not later).
- When you're done, throw it away: Throw away used paper and plastic bags. And throw away any perishable leftovers.
More Tips on foodsafety.gov
Pet Food Safety
Many people don't realize that the basic principles of food safety apply to their pets' foods too.
Food Safety While Hiking, Camping and Boating
Hiking, camping, and boating are good activities for active people and families. Use these simple guidelines for keeping food safe.