Food Safety Education Month
September was National Food Safety Education Month. It provided 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.
Food Safety Education Month Materials
- Media Planet Blog by Dr. Robert Tauxe: These Are the Groups Most Likely to Get Food Poisoning
- CDC Feature: Prevent Food Poisoning [English] [Español]
- Announcement: National Food Safety Education Month — September 2017
- Buttons and banners for Food Safety Education Month
- Social Media Messages for Food Safety Education Month
- Resources for Food Safety Programs
- 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 Education
- FDA: Food Safety: It’s Especially Important for At-Risk Groups
- FDA: Safe Food Handling: What You Need to Know
- FDA: Refrigerator Thermometers: Cold Facts About Food Safety
- USDA: At-Risk Populations
Buttons & banners
Use these buttons to educate the public about food safety. You can save these images and share on your websites, blogs, and social network profiles.
- Page last reviewed: August 18, 2017
- Page last updated: October 13, 2017
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