StateFoodSafety’s favorite month of the year is finally upon us: National Food Safety Education Month!
Raising awareness for food safety
Did you know that roughly one in six people get sick from foodborne illness in the United States every year? While it’s important to practice safe food handling habits all year, Food Safety Education Month is the perfect time to revitalize your focus on food safety.
Help us raise awareness of the importance of food safety by sharing information about important safety principles.
Common questions about foodborne illness
The following articles address some common questions about foodborne illness:
- 5 Common Foodborne Illness Questions
- 5 Risk Factors That Cause Most Foodborne Illnesses
- 5 Ways to Prevent Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
Food safety education materials
You can also share our food safety cartoons, posters, articles, and videos. There’s a lot to remember to keep food safe, but our materials can help remind foodservice employees of important principles.
Our top 10 most popular materials include:
- When to Throw Out Food infographic
- Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods poster
- Is My Baked Potato Safe to Eat infographic
- Two-Stage Cooling Process poster
- Wearing Gloves for Food Safety article
- Fridge Storage for Food Safety poster
- 7 Hygiene Tips for Food Service cartoon
- Pest Prevention article
- Feeling Sick poster
- Toxic Beans article
Remember, we should be practicing safe food handling all year round, but this month let’s revitalize our focus and raise awareness of the importance of food safety! Be sure to check in with us every week as we continually post new things on our blog and on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, especially during National Food Safety Month.
— Thomas Larsen
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in September 2015 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.