Food Safety Education

Food Safety Education

Provider: UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE - USDA MEAT AND POULTRY HOTLINE

The hotline provides consumer assistance to help ensure that meat, poultry and egg products are stored and prepared safely at home, to avoid food-borne illness, and to offer a resource for reporting questionable or unsafe food. People may call to ask questions about safe cooking and storage times and temperatures, about foods that may need special handling and about the meaning of information on food labels. There are no geographic restrictions.

Information is also provided on the agency's website. The website contains educational materials, fact sheets, videos and a live chat. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call the agency for service or visit the agency's website for information. Questions can also be sent to a secondary website, www.askkaren.gov. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for services.
Languages
Spanish
Service Condition Fee

Free

Free

Address

5601 Sunnyside Ave.

Beltsville , MD 20705 (Physical)

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Service hours
The Hotline is available Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm. A recorded message provides seasonal food safety information when the hotline is not staffed. Also, Ask Karen is available online Monday through Sunday, 24 hours per day. The Live Chat online is available Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm.

Service/Intake

(888) 674-6854 (888-MPHOTLINE)

TDD

(800) 256-7072

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