September is National Food Safety Education Month, which seeks to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education, including proper food handling procedures, and other food safety topics.
While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually – that’s 1 in 6 Americans each year. Each year these illnesses result in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, according to the FDA.
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To get more safety tips on how to prevent foodborne illnesses and contaminants, visit: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/default.htm