Food Safety

Ensure you're enjoying your fresh food from Nevada producers by practicing food safety. The following are some resources for cleaning, preparing and cooking your food while minimizing the risk of foodborne illness.

Food Safety Basics

Minimizing the risk of foodborne illness begins with these four food safety steps. Learn about the basics below.

Purchase, Keep, Prepare - Food safe do's and don'ts

Food safety starts with selection and handling while at the grocery store, farm stand or farmers market, and is important until it's consumed. Below are tips for purchasing, keeping and preparing your food. 

How to maintain food safety for different food types

Food safety measures are different for each type of food. How to prepare and keep meat is different than eggs, or produce. Learn more about how to handle meat, dairy, produce and more.

The importance of handwashing

Ensuring hands are clean is an important first step before handling food. Learn more about why and how you should properly wash your hands below. Information is available in both English and Spanish.

Additional Resources

There are several resources out there to help minimize the risk of foodborne illness. The main takeaways are: 

  • Keep a clean workspace. This includes hands, utensils and surfaces, and clean between handling different food types.
  • Don't cross contaminate. Make sure to keep meats, dairy products and produce separated when storing and cooking. 
  • Ensure food is cooked to the appropriate temperature, and refrigerate or freeze food properly.