Today, Americans eat from the safest food supply in the world. However, foodborne illness affects an estimated 76 million Americans each year, with most of those cases resulting from poor food handling and preparing in the home. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture not only helps ensure food is produced and sold in a safe manner, but it also provides information to consumers to help them understand ways to avoid foodborne illness when preparing and handling foods.

Where to go for help

Produce Safety

Meat, Poultry, Egg Safety

Food Allergen Information

Foodborne Pathogens

Food Preparation Guidelines


Industry Food Safety Information