Food Safety for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

For more information about food safety while breastfeeding

For more information about food safety, visit these websites:

Healthy Pregnancy: Food Don'ts Print and Go Guide

Mercury in Fish

Fight BAC! Keep food safe from bacteria

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service--Food Safety Education

Food Safety Advice for Pregnant Women:General Information


For answers to your food safety questions:

Questions about meat, poultry or egg products

  • Visit "Ask Karen" at USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
  • Call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline, (TTY 1-800-256-7072) or send an Email to: mphotline.fsis@usda.gov

For other food safety questions

  • Call 1-888-safefood, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's food information line.


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