The Colorado Department of Agriculture has limited authority over food safety regulation but considers agricultural producers and food safety regulators to be valuable partners in providing the safe, abundant, food supply we expect. The following is a compilation of resources for your food safety needs and questions:
Some foods are more frequently associated with food poisoning or foodborne illness. Learn how to properly prepare and store your food.
Following four simple steps – Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill – can help protect your family from food poisoning at home.
How long can you store leftovers in the refrigerator? How can you tell when chicken breasts are done? How long does it take to cook a turkey? Check out these charts for fast answers.
The food industry is responsible for producing safe food. Government agencies are responsible for setting food safety standards, conducting inspections, ensuring that standards are met, and maintaining a strong enforcement program to deal with those who do not comply with standards.
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Food Regulation and Guidelines
- Milk and Dairy Program
- Restaurants and Grocery Stores
- Food Manufacturers and Warehouses
- CDC selects Colorado as one of five Food Safety Centers of Excellence News Release
- Colorado Department of Agriculture
- Animal Industryprotects the food system by protecting livestock health
- Brand Boardassists in disease investigations
- Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule
- Inspection & Consumer Servicesensures that Colorado consumers receive products that are safe, properly labeled, and sold in an honest manner
- Marketsin cooperation with federal Agricultural Marketing Service, provides audit services to verify implementation ofGood Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP)
- Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference
- FoodSafety.gov—Sign up for recalls & alerts, ask the experts, and tips for keeping food safe
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration—Food outbreaks, food safety programs, retail food protection, widgets and apps
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Recent outbreaks, foodborne illness A-Z, prevention and education
- U.S. Department of Agriculture—Food handling, meat and poultry hotline, food preparation
- USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service—Protecting public health through food safety and defense