Baking Food Safety

Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential in preventing foodborne illness. You can’t see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness. Reference the following materials provided by the Home Baking Association and members so you can have a safe and enjoyable experience in the kitchen.

Did You Know? Resources

North American Milling Association has created a suite of materials perfect for educating others about Flour Food Safety. Please view the video, as well as their handy safety poster available in three languages.

Check out this Flour Food Safety Video

Did You Know? Posters

Did You Know? English

Did You Know? French

Did You Know? Spanish

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Partnership for Food Safety Education

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Check out this fantastic Pumpkin Cookie recipe and video

Enjoy these other delicious recipes with easy food safety instructions!


How to Wash Instructions

Baking Food Safety 101

Safe Kitchen Checklist

Blueberry Mug Muffin Food Safety Lesson Plan

Wash Your Hands Coloring Page

FightBAC! Core Four Resource

Clean Factsheet

Food Safety Tips

Handling Flour Safely


Don’t Forget to Wash Your Hands!



The Thrill of Skill – Age Appropriate Kitchen Skills

Baking with Friends children’s cookbook

Measurement Guide

Kitchen Science – Baking for Special Needs

Spanish Language Resources

Baking with Kids

Ten Steps to Baking Success

Measure Up Worksheet

Baking Certificate

Home Baking Association Educational Resources


Before Baking:

Tie back long hair, remove jewelry

Wash hands with warm water and soap

Wear a clean apron…clothes carry dirt and germs from where you’ve been

Wash counters, assemble ingredients and tools needed for recipe

Re-wash hands before beginning to measure, mix or portion products

After Baking:

Wipe flour and batter from stand or hand-held mixers, counters

Scrape mixing tools and bowl of excess batter, discard and load dishwasher

Wash hands before packaging baked and cooled products in food-safe packaging

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