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.
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
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 center Web site.
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 www.foodsafety.gov.
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.
Call (800) 673-8010 or online at www.NSF.org. Information about water filters and bottled water.