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Health Department



Food Safety


Food safety refers to the best ways to handle, prepare, and store food to prevent illness.  Foodborne illness may be caused by consuming food contaminated with certain bacteria and viruses.


Food safety factsheets

DATCP Home Food Code Fact Sheets (wi.gov)


Keep it clean

1. Clean: Wash hands and surfaces often

2. Separate: Don't Cross-contaminate

3. Cook: Cook food to proper temperatures

4. Chill: Refrigerate leftover foods promptly

The Partnership for Food Safety Education | Fight BAC!


Food poisoning

How to Prevent Food Poisoning | Food Safety | CDC



Handwashing fact sheet

The proper way to wash your hands

Wash Hands Before Returning to Work Sign


Product recalls

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts | FDA







Health Department Office Location
2nd Floor, 300 4th St. N.
La Crosse, WI 54601

Main Business Phone: 608-785-9872
Main Fax: 608-785-9846
[email protected]
In a public health emergency call 911
WI Relay Service and Interpretation Services Available

Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday; some service hours may vary

Collaboratively promoting a healthful community for all people.