Food Safety & Production Program

Food safety is a high priority for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. The association develops and supports programs that help ensure the safety and quality of U.S. poultry meat and egg products..

Safe Food Handling

It is important to handle and prepare poultry and eggs carefully to keep enjoying poultry and egg products into the future. Search the available resources that help in the preparation of poultry and eggs.

The Core Four Practices

Use these tips from to reduce your risk of foodborne illness. It's as easy as following these core four Fight BAC!® practices for food safety:

  1. Clean
  2. Seperate
  3. Cook
  4. Chill

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Don't Wing It! - Practice Safe Poultry Handling

A few simple Do's and Don'ts on Touch and Temp will help you reduce the risk of illness from common germs that can cause foodborne illness like Salmonella and Campylobacter. Don't Wing It! Practice safe poultry handling at the store and at home.

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Handle Eggs Safely in the Store

Egg farms produce many choices of eggs - brown or white, conventional or cage-free, specialty eggs and various sizes. Regardless of egg type, follow these steps when purchasing eggs to ensure they remain safe.

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Handle Eggs Safely at Home

Eggs are handled carefully on farms, through processing and in stores to ensure safety. To make sure they stay safe, it's important to properly store, handle and prepare eggs.

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