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• Food Safety During and After a Power Outage The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released a public service announcement called "Food Safety During Power Outages". This announcement illustrates practical food safety recommendations for handling and consuming foods stored in refrigerators and freezers during, and after, a power outage.
• Food and Water in an Emergency If a winter storm, power outage, or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, and electricity for several days. This guide from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross will help you get prepared.
• Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. See this website from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for more information about making a disaster supplies kit.
• Safe Food Handling You can make a difference! By following these common sense food handling rules provided by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, you can minimize the risk of getting sick.
• Introduction to Food Safety The Michigan Department of Agriculture's (MDA) primary responsibility is assuring the safety and wholesomeness of Michigan's food supply. MDA regularly monitors Michigan's food supply for pesticide residues, micro-organisms, and other substances that would compromise the quality and wholesomeness of the food we eat. Click here to visit their website, which contains important information of food recalls, food safety in the home and outdoors, and training opportunities.
• Food Safety Information Click this link to visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture's food safety information center. This website holds important information on current food safety topics, developing a food safety program, and many other important topics.
• Food Safety for KidsFood Safety & Nutrition Information for Kids and Teens
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• Be Aware Be Prepared The "Be Aware Be Prepared" campaign was designed through a collaborative effort between the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan State University Extension and Michigan Milk Producers to help producers better protect their crops, animals, the foods they produce, their economic livelihood, and the food supply.