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Food Safety

This section contains information about:


Food Transportation

This section also contains links to existing regulations and guidance documents that address food transportation.

Outbreaks (CORE Network)

FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Network was created to manage not just outbreak response, but surveillance and post-response activities related to incidents involving multiple illnesses linked to FDA-regulated human and animal food and cosmetic products.


Food Safety Modernization Act

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.


Food Safety Programs


Product-Specific Information


Food Allergens


Foodborne Illness


Food Contaminants & Adulteration


Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP)


Retail Food Protection


Food Safety Widgets & Apps

The new Food Safety Alerts & Tips Widget is the first widget that compiles all food recall information from FDA and USDA in the same place. A widget is an application that displays the featured content directly on your web page. You can view the widget at www.FoodSafety.gov or add it to your web site to enable your visitors to view the latest food safety recalls and alerts.

You can also download the product recalls app for your smart phone. The program (app) for your phone allows you to see the latest recalls in food, drugs, and other products.