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Food Safety Education Month

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 and what steps they or their caregivers can take to help prevent it.

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Food Safety Education Month

Image showing graphics for download about how kidney failure strikes 1 out of 7 children under age 5 who are diagnosed with E. coli 157 infection

Kidney failure strikes 1 out of 7 children under age 5
who are diagnosed with E. coli O157 infection

Image showing graphic for download about how children under age 5 are 3 times more like to be hospitalized with Salmonella infection than other people

Children younger than age 5 are 3 times more likely to be hospitalized
with Salmonella infection.

Image showing graphic for download about pregnant women being 10 times more likely to get Listeria infection

Pregnant women are 10 times more likely
to get a Listeria infection.

Image showing download graphics about how Pregnant hispanic women are 24 times more likely to get a listeria infection

Pregnant Hispanic women are 24 times more likely to get a Listeria infection.

Image showing graphics for download about how adults aged 65 and older are more likely to get seriously ill from some kinds of food poisoning.

Adults aged 65 and older are more likely to get seriously ill from some kinds of food poisoning.

Image to download graphics about how people with weak immune systems from certain medical conditions or their treatment, such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, and kidney disease, are at higher risk for food poisoning.

People with weak immune systems from certain medical conditions or their treatment, such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, and kidney disease, are at higher risk for food poisoning.

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