The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has upgraded its Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Education Resource Library for ease of use and to allow users to locate information faster. The online resource provides consumers, industry, educators, dietitians, health professionals, and regulators with a catalog of more than 350 printable educational materials and videos on topics related to food safety, nutrition, and more. Design upgrades to the library include a new and improved cloud-based interface and keyword search function.
Other library features:
- Library materials are free of charge and available in PDF format for immediate download.
- Most library materials are available in both English and Spanish.
- Some print materials can be ordered and shipped individually or in limited quantities.
- FDA can only ship print publications to customers located in the United States or U.S. Territories.
- Assistance is available if users have a problem processing their order by sending an email to CFSANPublicationRe@fda.hhs.gov.
The library upgrade coincides with the beginning of National Food Safety Education Month, which is observed every September, with the intention of spotlighting foodborne illness prevention. Throughout September and beyond, FDA and other federal public health agencies share resources like FDA's Education Resource Library in order to promote safe food handling practices among consumers and industry, in the hopes of preventing the spread of foodborne illness.