It's no secret that virtually all foods are safe if handled properly.
Indeed, according to FDA, most food-borne illnesses are avoidable if consumers follow proper food handling techniques. This is true whether consumers are shopping for products, transporting them home or preparing them in their kitchen.
While proper handling and cooking is key, food safety starts at the grocery store. By following safe food handling practices while shopping, consumers can significantly reduce the potential for food-borne illness at home. In this Consumer Update video, FDA Consumer Safety Officer Doriliz De León guides consumers through a local grocery store while explaining how they can – and should – do their part to keep both their foods and families safe.