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National Food Safety Education Month -- September 1998 September is National Food Safety Education Month. This year, CDC, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Food and Drug Administration are participating in the fourth annual National Food Safety Education Month. This year's theme, "Keep It Clean," emphasizes that an important step in food safety is proper handling and preparation of food, especially foods of animal origin (e.g., meat, poultry, and eggs). The primary goal of National Food Safety Education Month is to educate the public about handling and preparing food properly. Other important food safety messages that will be emphasized include the prevention of cross-contamination and cooking foods to their proper temperature.

Additional information about food safety is available at the World-Wide Web site, http://www.foodsafety.gov. A free "Keep It Clean" brochure is available from the International Food Safety Council, telephone (800) 266-5762 ({800} COOKSMART).

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