Food Safety

NIFA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program: Helping Consumers Maximize, and Safely Serve and Store the Food They Have

During the current pandemic, nutrition security has taken center stage. Families are struggling to put healthy food on the table. In these uncertain times, it’s important for communities to have the resources they need to help feed and nurture families.

Modeling and Training to Enhance Resilience of the U.S. Food System to COVID-19 Labor Shortages

Labor shortages and implementation of strategies to control the COVID-19 pandemic are causing major disruptions in the U.S. food supply. What can be done to ease this disruption?

Ensuring Meat Processing Safety in These Challenging Times

With the rampant spread of COVID-19 among meat processing plant workers, the meat industry continues to face serious issues. The prevalence of the virus has led to meat processing- and packaging-plant closures. It has created bottlenecks everywhere in the chain, affecting farms to consumers, leading to much smaller production outputs and higher prices for everyone. What can be done to ensure the safety of meat during these challenging times?

Keeping Food Safe from Farm to Table

During these challenging times, it's especially important to know that we have a safe and strong food supply. Here's what scientists and Cooperative Extension experts at North Carolina State University are doing to help.

Research on Regulatory Policy Impacting Low-Moisture Food Safety

Nut products. Spices. Pet food. Breakfast cereals. Although most consumers would not expect these foods to contain harmful bacteria, all have been linked to nationwide outbreaks and recalls due to the presence of salmonella, which is the most frequently reported cause of food-related illness in the U.S.

Milk Findings May Help Infants Worldwide

I love milk. Billions of people drink milk every day.

In Conversation with #WomeninAg: Helen Chipman, PhD, RDN

In celebration of Women’s History Month, USDA is featuring Dr. Helen Chipman of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Dr. Chipman serves as Acting Division Director for Nutrition and Food Safety, and National Program Leader, Food and Nutrition Education.

Helping America’s Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers When They Need It Most

Have you ever felt like you reached your breaking point? Known someone who has? Didn’t know where to turn when you needed help?

Purple Corn Offers Benefits Inside and Out

Purple corn is more than tasty and eye-catching. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered a game-changing element of purple corn – it may help reduce the risk of major health diseases.

Online Hands-On Mapping System Helps Keep Pollinators Safe

A multi-institutional research team led by Penn State University developed Beescape, an online tool to help beekeepers understand what resources and risks bees may encounter when they leave the hive.