July 4th Food Resources

Dan Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia

July 4th resourcesCathy Isom tells us about some valuable resources to have at our fingertips when firing up the grill this weekend.

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From USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Ask Karen


Karen-FSIS Virtual Representative

Karen-FSIS Virtual Representative

Ask Karen provides 24/7 virtual assistance and tips on preventing foodborne illness, safe food handling and storage, and safe preparation of meat, poultry, and egg products. Mobile Ask Karen has all the same features as Ask Karen from your desktop or laptop. You can get answers to your food safety questions while at the grocery store, farmers market, in your kitchen, or while at your barbecue grill.

ask-karen-appUsing your Android device, you can chat live with a food safety expert on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST, and the app provides the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline number (1-888-MPHotline) in case you want to speak to someone directly.You can share answers to food safety questions via email from Mobile Ask Karen.

Want to know where your food was produced or what an establishment produces? Please download our sister app, USDA MPI Directory, from the Google Play Store!