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Ensure safety of healthy foods

Monitor the safety of healthy foods the same way you monitor the safety of any other food. If necessary, remind donors that you are unable to accept spoiled or damaged food.

What you can do today

How Extension Can Help

Connect with the food safety team to answer your food safety questions: Food safety program team

Download the complete document: Promoting healthy eating at food shelves (PDF).

Sally Dover and Kelly Kunkel, Extension educators in health and nutrition

Revised 2014 by Kelly Kunkel, Extension Educator in health and nutrition

Related resources

Food Product DatingFood Safety and Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture — Review background information on questions such as, "Are dates required on food products?" and "Does it mean the product will be unsafe to use after that date?" English | español

Receiving Food ProductsMinnesota Department of Health — Find out the expectations when receiving food products, including product quality, packaging, receiving temperatures, and more.

Reviewed in 2018

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