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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:

In December, we will be sharing information on how to make your own food gifts safely at home, preparing for a holiday party and more for this festive season.

Interested in making food gifts such as jerky, infused oil, butters, infused vinegar and infused alcohol? We will go through the step by step process.

From December 18 to 21, stay tuned for our holiday edition baking series as we provide useful information while you bake your holiday favorites like cookies, cinnamon rolls, monkey bread and more.