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September is National Food Safety Month – Know the Risks!

The food supply in the United States is among the safest in the world. However, when certain disease-causing bacteria or pathogens contaminate food, they can cause food-borne illness, often called “food poisoning.”  The Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of food-borne illness annually — the equivalent of sickening 1 in 6 Americans each year. And each year, these illnesses result in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.  Although everyone is susceptible, some people are at greater risk for developing food-borne illness.  Click the image below to download the FDA flyer showcasing the risks.

FDA Food Savety Facts Click to Download

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