September is National Food Safety Education Month

In September 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.

National Food Safety Education Month Resources

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

Additional Resources you may be interested in
1. Questions & Answers from the FDA/EPA Advice about Eating Fish for Women Who Are or Might Become Pregnant, Breastfeeding Mothers, and Young Children

2. Everyday Food Safety for Young Adults

3. Food Safety for Older Adults

6. Food Safe School Action Guide