More About September is National Food Safety Education Month
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. Anyone can get sick from a foodborne illness (also called food poisoning). But some groups of people are more likely to get sick and to have a more serious illness. These groups are:
Adults aged 65 and older
Children younger than 5
People with health problems or who take medicines that lower the body’s ability to fight germs and sickness
There are things you can do to protect yourself and your family. As you prepare and handle food, follow these four steps:
Clean: Wash your hands, utensils, and surfaces often when you cook.
Separate: Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread germs. Separate them from cooked food and fresh produce....more:Click for Details