Food Safety & Sanitation

Food Codes

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Science-based model codes for food safety used by states/local jurisdictions for retail food service regulations.


Bad Bug Book (2nd Edition)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Discusses various microbes and their connections to foodborne illnesses and diseases.


Food Safety Plan for Entrepreneurs

University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment

What to consider when developing a food safety plan for your business.


Food Safety and Technical Assistance by State

Cornell Food Venture Center

List of contacts and resources by state for food safety inquiries.


Food Safety Education for Food Processors and Manufacturers

University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Information and fact sheets for small scale processors.


Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s)

U.S. Federal Register, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Basic Elements of Sanitation Program for Food Processing and Food Handling

University of Florida Cooperative Extension

This document covers current definitions and practices of food handling and processing for institutions and commercial enterprises.


Basic Elements of Equipment Cleaning and Sanitizing in Food Processing and Handling Organizations

University of Florida Cooperative Extension

This document is a detailed explanation of equipment cleaning and sanitizing procedures in food-processing and/or food-handling operations.