CDC and Food Safety Newsletter

Updated January 29, 2021

Score a Food Safety Touchdown with These Tips

Tackling a game day spread? Don’t just wing it. Our updated CDC feature, also in Spanish, provides tips on how to avoid food poisoning so your household can have a memorable game day meal. If your game day plans involve a gathering, limit close contact with people outside of your home, encourage handwashing, wear a mask, and avoid sharing utensils.

Visit the following CDC pages for more information if you’re considering having a game day gathering with people who don’t live in your home:

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New CDC Map of Antibiotic Resistance Funds for States in 2020

CDC's 2020 AR Investment Map

Today, CDC released an updated Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Investment Map, which shows CDC’s fiscal year 2020 work by state and activity. The public web app includes printable fact sheets with information on global, state, and some city-specific activities.

Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria develop the ability to survive and grow despite being exposed to the antibiotics designed to kill or stop them. Antibiotic resistance can spread in healthcare settings, the community, the environment, and through the food we eat.

These CDC Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative investments include support to public health partners to use whole genome sequencing to detect and stop antibiotic-resistant foodborne outbreaks. Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Shigella cause around 740,000 antibiotic-resistant infections each year in the United States. Learn more about CDC’s ongoing work to address antibiotic resistance in food safety.

Consumer Food Safety Education Conference

The 2021 Consumer Food Safety Education Virtual Conference, March 9–12, is focused on equipping educators to share information on safely handling and preparing food at home. The program includes updates on federal food safety activities from CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the United States Department of Agriculture—Food Safety and Inspection Service. The conference is sponsored by Partnership for Food Safety Education.