UCHD, Protecting Your Health.


Food Safety Apps and Websites

"there's an app for that!"

Do you like technology?

Are you addicted to your smart phone?

Check out these website and app resources you can use to learn about food safety. 

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Ask Karen 
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Ask Karen provides 24/7 virtual assistance and tips on preventing foodborne illness, safe food handling and storage, and safe preparation of meat, poultry, and egg products. Mobile Ask Karen has all the same features as Ask Karen from your desktop or laptop. You can get answers to your food safety questions while at the grocery store, farmers market, in your kitchen, or while at your barbecue grill.

Using your Android or iPhone device, you can chat live with a food safety expert on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST, and the app provides the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline number (1-888-MPHotline) in case you want to speak to someone directly.You can share answers to food safety questions via email from Mobile Ask Karen.

Ask Karen


Website version here: askkaren.gov

              Mobile: m.askkaren.govEn Español

Get the App:

               iphone/ipad/ipod here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ask-karen-from-usda/id439084571?mt=8

             Get the Android here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=askkaren.gov&hl=en


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Perfect Picnic

By Huminah Huminah Animation 

Perfect Picnic makes you master of your own picnic park! Fill your park with grilling stations, picnic tables, trees, flowers, fountains and more! Earn income by renting out barbeque spots and keeping your park visitors happy. But watch out -- if there’s one sure way to ruin a perfect picnic it is food poisoning! Yuck!

Get the iphone/ipad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/perfect-picnic/id643279606?mt=8




FoodSafety.gov is the gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies.

According to the Key Findings of the Food Safety Working Group:

“The federal government will enhance www.foodsafety.gov to better communicate information to the public and include an improved individual alert system allowing consumers to receive food safety information, such as notification of recalls. Agencies will also use social media to expand public communications.”

Check them our to find recalls, videos, charts, campaigns, and so much more!



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Partnership for Food Safety Education

  The Partnership for Food Safety Education’s mission is to end illness and death from foodborne infection in the United States.

The Partnership is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit that supports health educators and influncers by making their work more visible, collaborative, and effective. The Partnership works with an active network of 10,000 field educators, providing them with tools they can use to educate people about protecting their health through safe food handling and hygiene.  
Check them out to find tips, facts and figures, campaigns, kid-oriented messages, teacher resources, e-cards, and so much more!