Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Food Allergies

Created in collaboration with the Institute of Child Nutrition, this series of fact sheets provide an overview of food allergies, the top 8 food allergies, how to manage food allergies, and common questions regarding food allergies in adult day care programs.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Produce Safety University Background Information

This resource includes background information, including what PSU is, who can attend PSU, when and where PSU is held, and what the impact of PSU is. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Produce Safety University's Impact

Produce Safety University, or PSU, is a train-the-trainer immersion course for school nutrition professionals with knowledge and tools to respond to food safety concerns in real-life situations. 

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.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Back to School Water Safety

The following information can be used by program operators to learn more about water safety after extended closures or reduced operations in school buildings and how to reduce water-related hazards during Back to School reopening. 

Resource | Fact Sheets
USDA Foods General Recommendations: Handwashing, Cleaning, and Disinfecting for Household Program Operators

These handouts provide general recommendations on handwashing, cleaning, and disinfecting, to operators of USDA Foods household programs including CSFP, TEFAP, and FDPIR. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Best Practices to Safely Handle and Store USDA Foods at Home

A set of three handouts on best practices to help you safely handle and store USDA foods at home.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Food Safety COVID-19 Resources

Learn more about COVID-19 food safety resources available to FNS program operators including new resources for school nutrition professionals from the Institute of Child Nutrition. 

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.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2014-0045
Responding to Food Recall Procedures for Recalls of USDA Foods

This manual was developed to provide an overview of the recall process for USDA Foods with a focus on school meals programs.