Eating Safely

Frequently Asked Questions

19. Where can I get more information about foodborne illness?

If you have questions and you'd like to talk to an expert, call the following toll-free hotlines. The Food and Drug Administration Hotline can answer questions about safe handling of seafood, fruits, and vegetables as well as rules that govern food safety in restaurants and grocery stores. You can reach them by calling 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366). The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline can answer questions about safe handling of meat and poultry as well as many other consumer food issues. Call them at 1-800-674-6854.