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 | Technical Assistance
Other Produce Safety Resources

These links offer further information on topics in produce safety.  The content of these links is not endorsed by USDA or its affiliates.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Videos: Produce Safety Hacks

For more produce safety training videos visit https://theicn.org/icn-resources-a-z/produce-safety/ and check out “The Produce Lab Videos” featuring Chef Cyndie and Tom Schwartz discussing some of the Culinary techniques, good agricultural practices, and quality and condition skills taught at Produce Safety University.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Produce Information Sheets

Use these sheets to learn detailed, commodity specific information about produce

Resource | Technical Assistance
Produce Safety Fact Sheets

Use these resources to expand your knowledge about specific topics related to produce safety.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Food-Safe Schools Action Guide

The Action Guide is intended to help you coordinate all aspects of food safety to create a culture of food safety. Think of it as an umbrella that covers many important areas of food safety that need to be considered when serving food in schools. The Action Guide identifies Federal food safety requirements that schools are required to meet, as well as other important areas that should be addressed to have a top-notch food safety program. The Action Guide also identifies the roles that others (e.g., teachers, parents, school nurses) in the school community play in the school’s food safety efforts.