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 | Worksheets
Reducing the Risk of Choking in Young Children at Mealtimes

Developed as a collaboration between Team Nutrition, WIC, SNAP-Ed and Office of Food Safety, this colorful four-page resource provides tips on how parents, caregivers, and others can prepare foods to reduce the risk of choking in young children.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0062
Best Practices to Minimize Food Waste

This memorandum implements requirements under the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and provides guidance to TEFAP state agencies on best practices to minimize food waste of privately donated foods provided to TEFAP state agencies and eligible recipient agencies. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0033
State Agency Food Safety Inspections Report for SY 2018-19

This memorandum provides guidance regarding continuation of the food safety inspections reporting requirement under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for fiscal year 2019.

SP19-2019
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 | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0008
Community Food Systems - Food Safety FAQs
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.