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Safe Plates Food Safety Information Center

The Safe Plates Food Safety Information Center (FSIC) gives people information like the science behind the 5-second rule, what restaurant inspection scores mean, and how flour gets contaminated with pathogenic E. coli. Real, evidence-based scientific food safety information that can help people make safe food choices. Safe Plates FSIC is an online community and resource that utilizes various social media channels to improve food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices of users by delivering evidence-based scientific food safety information.
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What’s New?


Every Monday, we share COVID-19 information so you can stay up to date on all things food safety and COVID-19.


Join us each Wednesday on Facebook Live as we discuss different methods to preserve foods safely at home, how to fix canning mishaps, making yogurt and more. Interested in previous episodes? Check out our #WednesdayStash YouTube playlist.

Written By

Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Candice Email Candice Agricultural & Human Sciences
NC State Extension, NC State University
Page Last Updated: 3 months ago
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