Consumer Food Safety

While our food supply is among the safest in the world, each year an estimated 76 million Americans still contract foodborne illness and some -- mostly the very young, elderly, and the chronically ill - die as a result. Foodborne illness is nearly 100% preventable if safe food handling practices are applied from the time food is purchased until the time it is served.

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While our food supply is among the safest in the world, each year an estimated 76 million Americans still contract foodborne illness and some -- mostly the very young, elderly, and the chronically ill - die as a result. Foodborne illness is nearly 100% preventable if safe food handling practices are applied from the time food is purchased until the time it is served.