Food safety is an important part of the work we do. It is important that your program stay in compliance with all county, state and federal health codes. Keeping food safe requires attention to proper food safety rules at each stage. Download our posters for your emergency food program to ensure that you, your volunteers and your clients are all aware of safe food handling. And, read further to stay informed on health code rules, recalls, proper storage information and other great resources.
Washington State Department of Health and WSU Extention:
- Community Food Safety - Food recalls and safety information from the Washington State Department of Health.
- The Washington State Retail Food Code - Food handling practices that programs must follow (PDF)
- WSU Extension Food Safety - Information and Guidelines
National Food Safety Resources:
- USDA Food Safety - The US Department of Agriculture’s information on safe food handling and recalls.
- Fight Bac! Partnership for Food Safety Education is full of great resources and print-outs in multiple languages and for various ages. Great resources to pass onto food bank users.
- FoodSafety.gov - A division of the US Department of Health, information on perishable foods and recalls.
Food Dates and Storage Information:
- USDA Food Safety and Inpection Service (FSIS) - An overview of the various food product dates and storage times
- The Food Keeper (PDF) - A consumer guide to food quality and safe handling
- University of Kentucky College of Agriculture (PDF) - Recommended Food and Environment Food Storage Times for Cold and Dry Refrigerated and Frozen Foods
Potato and Onion Storage