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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Consumer Food Safety

The Ohio State University Food Safety Hotline provides reliable, accurate information on the safe handling of food.

The Ohio State University's Food Safety Hotline is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. by calling 1-800-752-2751 (toll-free in Ohio).  After hours, consumers can leave a message and phone number to get a response.  The Ohio State University's Food Safety Hotline is also available by e-mail:

Ohio State University Extension has a number of Food Safety & Storage, Selection & Preparation and Food Preservation fact sheets available at our OHIOLINE website

The following fact sheets can be downloaded and printed for use at home

What to do when your freezer stops

Freezer Storage

Refrigerator Storage

Pantry Food Storage