Food Safety Publications for Consumers
We provide information to consumers to help keep our food supply safe and keep the public up-to-date about food safety issues. We also have publications about food safety for business owners and regulators.
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Common Sense: Handling and processing venison - 2 page PDF
Take the Guesswork Out of Roasting a Turkey - 4 page PDF
Hints on roasting, buying, thawing, and turkey storing leftovers. Developed by the USDA and Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Caring for Venison in Warm Weather
When the air temperature is over 40° F, harmful bacteria capable of causing foodborne illness grow quickly. Learn tips to keep your harvest safe.
Cooking for Groups - 40 page PDF
Prepare and serve food safely for large groups such as family reunions, church dinners, and community gatherings. Developed by the USDA and Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Food Allergy Basics - 2 page PDF
2 to 2.5% of the U.S. population suffers from a food allergy (6 to 7 million people). Learn what symptoms to look for.
Four Simple Steps to Food Safety - 2 page PDF
Washing hands and surfaces often, avoiding cross-contamination, cooking to proper temperatures, and refrigerating promptly will help keep your food safe as possible. Developed by the USDA and Food and Drug Administration. Also available in Spanish.
Starting a Meat Business in Wisconsin - 2 page PDF
In order to obtain a license for a meat business, new processors must meet several standards, including implementing HACCP plans and meeting construction guidelines.
Use a Food Thermometer - 6 page PDF
Use a food thermometer to check the temperature of everyday foods - like hamburgers, pork chops, and chicken. Developed by the USDA and Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Wisconsin's State Meat Inspection Program - 2 page PDF
The meat inspection program and meat establishments ensure that meat products produced in the state and sold to consumers comply with required standards for safety, purity and wholesomeness set by the state and federal governments.
Bottled Drinking Water: Laboratory Analysis Report 2012
Every year we test a sample of bottled waters processed in Wisconsin to assure they meet state health standards. You can examine the results in this annual report.