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 food poisoning.
Every year, an estimated 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from eating contaminated food. Some people are more likely to get a foodborne illness (also called food poisoning) or to get seriously ill.
Join us in sharing information about which groups of people are more likely to get food poisoning, symptoms of food poisoning, and what steps they or their caregivers can take to help prevent it. Also, learn when to see a doctor and how to report food poisoning.
Food Safety Education Month Materials
- CDC Feature: Prevent Food Poisoning [English] [Español]
- Graphics for Food Safety Education Month
- Social Media Messages for Food Safety Education Month
- Video on Safety Tips for Handling and Preparing Common Food
- Environmental Health Resources for Food Safety Programs and Restaurants
- Free Course: Legal Aspects of Public Health Food Safety
Information on Food Safety
- CDC Food Safety
- Food Safety Web Features
- Food Safety Infographics
- Be Food Safe: Protect Yourself from Food Poisoning
- Food Safety for Food Workers
- Preventing Norovirus Infection
- Fight BAC! Partnership for Food Safety EducationExternal
- FDA: Food Safety: It’s Especially Important for At-Risk GroupsExternal
- FDA: Safe Food Handling: What You Need to KnowExternal
- FDA: Refrigerator Thermometers: Cold Facts About Food SafetyExternal
- USDA: At-Risk PopulationsExternal
- USDA: Foodkeeper App: Your Tool for Smart Food StorageExternal