Food Safety Magazine

News | September 6, 2017

Food Safety Education Month

By Staff

Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about steps you can take to prevent foodborne illness.
 
Every year, an estimated one in six Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.
 
Read the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) new feature, also available in Spanish, to learn why this is especially important for the following groups of people: children under age 5, adults age 65 and older, people with weak immune systems, and pregnant women.
 
Join CDC in sharing social media with graphics about which groups of people are more likely to get food poisoning and what steps they or their caregivers can take to help prevent it.
 
Learn more at www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/education-month.html.