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Food Safety: Basic Food Safety at Home1

Karla P. Shelnutt and Linda Bobroff2

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This document is FCS8906, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date May 2010. Revised October 2013. Reviewed February 2017. Visit the EDIS website at


Karla P. Shelnutt, RD, associate professor; and Linda Bobroff, professor; Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.