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Food-Safety Resources

These Web sites and call-in lines offer advice or answer questions about food safety. When accessing and using the guidelines and recipes from the listed resources, still be aware of and use the general food safety and diet principles recommended for immunosuppressed people.

Web Sites

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service

Food Safety from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fight Bac! Partnership for Food Safety Education

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Other Resources

National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics Consumer Hotline
Call (800) 366-1655, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time. Information regarding food safety and foodborne illness. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
Call (800) 535-4555, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time, year-round; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Automated service available 24 hours a day. Information about safe handling of meat and poultry. Online at

U.S. FDA Seafood Hotline
Call (800) 332-4010, Monday through Friday, 12 to 4 p.m. Eastern time. Information about safe handling of seafood.

U.S. FDA State and Local Offices
Listed in the telephone directory.

State and County Departments of Public Health
Inspection of medical institutions and commercial food-service establishments. Listed in the telephone directory.

State and Local Dairy Councils
Listed in the phone directory.

NSF International
Call (800) 673-8010 or online at Information about water filters and bottled water.