See also: Nutrition
FDA: Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts
Search for a recall.
Pittsburgh & Pennsylvania
Allegheny County Health Department: Food Safety
The ACHD is responsible for food and restaurant inspection in Allegheny County
Allegheny County Health Department Restaurant Inspection Reports
Search for a restaurant by name or location to pull up inspecition reports.
Eat Safe PA
Learn more about the 2011 statewide standard for food safety and search their food safety inspection database.
Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture: Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services
Includes restaurant inspections database.
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Their website will often include links to relevant information when there are outbreaks of foodborne illnesses.
Pennsylvania State University: Food Safety
Includes a Food Safety and Home Food Preservation Databases.
Gateway to government food safety information.
Food Safety at CDC
Look here for information on E. coli, Listeriosis, Salmonella, and Shigellosis.
Center for Science in the Public Interest
In June 2008 they published a report on food safety in restaurants: Dirty Dining: Have Reservations? You Will Now. Pittsburgh is included in the survey.
Christian Science Monitor: Food safety: How to keep our global menu off the recall list
"As the food recall list grows and food imports flood into the US, it may be time to revamp America's 70-year-old laws on food safety." 10/23/2010.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition posts news on the latest regulations and covers the programs that they administer.
Food Safety News
Food Safety News is a daily Web-based newspaper dedicated to reporting on issues surrounding food safety, produced by Marler Clark, a law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness.
Sacred Cow, Mad Cow: a History of Food Fears
Madeleine Ferrières demonstrates that food fears have been inspired not only by safety concerns but also by cultural, political, and religious prejudices. See other titles in this series Arts and Traditions of the Table.
Spoiled: The Dangerous Truth about a Food Chain Gone Haywire
Journalist Fox chronicles the increase in deadly foodborne diseases as food is shipped further and becomes a product of industrial agriculture.
Safe Food Handbook: How to Make Smart Choices about Risky Food
The Safe Food Handbook covers seafood, eggs and egg products, dairy, legumes, fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, grains, nuts, herbs, and spices, addressing consumer concerns about bacteria, hormones, additives, chemicals, antibiotics, toxins, irradiation, and even wax on produce.
How to Prevent Food Poisoning: A Practical Guide to Safe Cooking, Eating, and Food Handling
How to: be sure the food you're buying is safe; prevent food contamination in your home; transport and store food properly -- including leftovers; eat safely in restaurants; reduce germs in the kitchen.
Food Alert!: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Food Safety
Satin lists the most important pathogens associated with each food type and illustrates them with medical histories.
Food Irradiation: A Guidebook
Satin (Director, Agricultural Services, United Nations Division of Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome) argues in favor of food irradiation's practicality as a tool to prevent foodborne disease, suggesting a negotiated option between the pro and con camps that offers consumers a shelf choice.
Food, Sex, and Salmonella: Why Our Food Is Making Us Sick
Veterinary epidemiologist and ecosystem health specialist Waltner-Toews explores the global patterns of foodborne disease and the changes in climate, culture, agriculture, and trade that have led to the emergence of new diseases and epidemics.
(DVD) TX537.B89 2000x
Fictional character Helen Highwaters takes a look at the issue of food safety by covering topics such as purchasing the best and healthiest food at the supermarket, safely transporting it home, and storing and refrigerating it safely.
(DVD) TX531.J873 2007x
Presents instruction on safe food preparation, clean-up, and storage. Discusses food-borne illness.
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Last updated January 25, 2013