If you’ve ever wondered how long leftovers last in the refrigerator or the exact temperature at which a hamburger is fully cooked, our Food and Drug Protection Division has created three new ways for you to find answers to food safety questions.
Consumers can call the toll-free number (877) FOOD-644 (877-366-3644) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get in-depth responses to food safety questions. In addition, a newly redesigned “Got to be NC Food Safety” Web site, www.ncfoodsafety.com, provides food safety information, laws and news for consumers, retailers, producers and educators.
The site is separated into four main components: Resources for Consumers, Retailers/Producers and Extention/Education, as well as a “Food for Thought” section with statistics and trivia for children and families.
Learn more about the work of our Food and Drug Protection Division in these previous In the Field posts: