An official website of the United States government
The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.
This site is also protected by an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate that’s been signed by the U.S. government. The https:// means all transmitted data is encrypted — in other words, any information or browsing history that you provide is transmitted securely.
Please note these safety pages were created for use by the USDA-ARS St. Paul Location staff and were not developed as an exhaustive guide to safety for the general public. We make no warranty about information shared on these pages or its utility or applicability.