September is National Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month

FDA is reminding citizens about the importance of food safety education and providing links to resources.

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September 14, 2020

WASHINGTON – This month take an active role in preventing foodborne illness, also known as “food poisoning.” The Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually – that’s about 1 in 6 Americans each year. Each year, these illnesses result in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Following simple food safety tips can help lower your chance of getting sick.

FDA has resources to help encourage you and your community to put food safety first.

Visit https://www.foodsafety.gov/ for additional information.