FOOD SAFETY

Poultry meat and eggs are excellent sources of protein and other nutrients, but production of food products from any animal always carries the risk of food-borne pathogens. While all poultry producers make every effort to produce as 'clean' a product as possible it is important that consumers follow proper food handling guidelines.

Kids Kitchen: Fight Bac! (Virginia Tech)

Common foodborne pathogens: Salmonella (Virginia Tech)

Common foodborne pathogens: Listeria monocytogenes (Virginia Tech)

RESOURCES

Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) (CDC)

Presidents Food Safety Working Group

Food Safety videos (FSIS)

You-Tube videos - USDA Meat and poultry hotline

You-Tube videos on food safety