Additional Foodborne Illness Resources

The North Carolina Foodborne Illness lawyers at Henson Fuerst recommend these food safety websites and resources:

Recalls and Safety Alerts

FoodNet
As part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), FoodNet has an interactive map of the United States indicating foodborne illness alerts by region.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—Safety Recalls
Sign up for email alerts and learn about food recalls the minute they happen.

Food Safety and Prevention

American Dietetic Association (ADA)—Home Food Safety
This interactive website is constantly updated with new information by nutritionists and dietitians. Recent topics include: How to Give Your Refrigerator a Spring Cleaning, The Best Ways to Eat Healthily in the Office, and Cooking Temperature Guidelines.

eMedicineHealth
Use this website as a medical resource for food poisoning, medical care, home remedies, and a variety of other health information.

Food Poisoning
This section of the FDA’s website explains causes and symptoms of foodborne illness, including: parasites, toxins, bacteria, and contaminants.

KidsHealth
Not only does this just-for-kids website inform children about food poisoning, but it also educates them on staying healthy.

Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic offers a medical perspective on symptoms, risk factors, complications, tests for diagnosis, treatments, and prevention information for foodborne illnesses.

MedlinePlus—Basics for Food Safety
Medline is a service provided by the United States National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. This website offers the latest medical information about food safety, presented in a way that is easy to understand. For example, current topics include: mercury in sushi, basics of food storage, tainted produce in supermarkets, and how cooking utensils affect nutrition and safety.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—Product-Specific Food Safety Information
This website contains information about products that are most susceptible to contamination such as canned foods, cheeses, bottled water, eggs, infant formula, milk, and seafood.

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