Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Food Safety Resources

The FNS Office of Food Safety develops education, instruction and technical assistance resources for individuals working in federally funded nutrition assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. Many of these resources are created in partnership with the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN).This page contains links to these resources and other food safety resources that may be helpful to school nutrition and child care employees.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Food Safety Enforcement and Inspection Actions and Terminology

This document provides an overview of basic food safety enforcement terminology used by FSIS that may impact school distributing agencies, school food authorities, and processors of USDA-regulated foods, including meat, poultry, and egg products.

Resource | Infographics
Food Safety In Schools Infographic

Infographic for food safety in schools.

Resource | Technical Assistance
USDA Foods Recall Preparedness & Response Checklist

This resource provides a checklist of the communication responsibilities related to recalls of USDA Foods before, during and after a recall.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Lavar antes de almacenar

Washing Produce - Part of a five-video series,  available in English and Spanish, offers “tricks of the trade” to help food service operators keep produce safe and at a high quality.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Temperaturas

Temperature Readings - Part of a five-video series,  available in English and Spanish, offers “tricks of the trade” to help food service operators keep produce safe and at a high quality.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Tomando la Temperatura

Storage Temperatures - Part of a five-video series,  available in English and Spanish, offers “tricks of the trade” to help food service operators keep produce safe and at a high quality.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Etileno

Ethylene Gas - Part of a five-video series,  available in English and Spanish, offers “tricks of the trade” to help food service operators keep produce safe and at a high quality. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Listo-para-el-consumo

Ready-to-eat - Part of a five-video series,  available in English and Spanish, offers “tricks of the trade” to help food service operators keep produce safe and at a high quality.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Planning Toolkit - Food Safety

In this webinar, we’ll share local food safety best practices, including identifying safety measures for school gardens and school salad bars.