Publix Fights Listeriosis Infections

Pregnant women are ten times more likely to get an infection from Listeria monocytogenes and pregnant Hispanic women are about 24 times more likely to be affected.  Listeriosis is a serious illness that can lead to meningitis, hospitalization, fetal loss and death. A recent analysis by…

How FDA Supports World Health Day

Organizations unite for interactive World Health Day event

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the United Nations Foundation educated people about important food safety issues with their World Health Day #FoodSafety+Social Good webcast. The interactive event allowed people to ask questions and get answers on Facebook and Twitter using…

Personal stories motivate farm workers to follow food safety rules

The California Leafy Green Handler Marketing Board (LGMA)  brings farmers together to ensure the safety of leafy greens. The organization recently released both a new food safety training program for workers throughout the California leafy greens farming community and a new video project designed to communicate how…

California Cantaloupe Advisory Board supports consumer safe handling of cantaloupes

California cantaloupe farmers want consumers to be confident about the safety of their product. The California Cantaloupe Advisory Board (CCAB) developed a website that uses fun and informative consumer-friendly graphics, step-by-step instructions, and how-to videos to educate consumers on proper procedures to safely handle, prepare,…

Wash your paws, Georgia!

World food safety starts at the local level! Ines Beltran, a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with the University of Georgia Extension Service, does her part for food safety by teaching people about the importance of hand washing. Ines teaches residents of Gwinnett County,…

Volunteers in Brazil Run Food Safety Blog

Juliane Dias and team keep food safe by running a food safety blog, Food Safety Brazil. Food Safety Brazil is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating food industry professionals, small business owners, and consumers about food safety. Volunteers keep the blog alive by writing posts…

Chef and Food Safety Manager Reaches Kids with Food Safety Messages

As a Kroger Food Safety Manager for the Atlanta Marketing area, as well as a Corporate Executive Chef, it is my duty to educate the consumer on food safety practices! I have daily interaction with many customers throughout the Atlanta area. The most common need is…

Food Safety Prep from a Maryland BAC Fighter

Natasha M. Shamone-Gilmore is a BAC Fighter and the Co-Founder/Executive Director of the Maryland Resource and Training Center, a nonprofit organization. They focus on strengthening communities by providing wraparound social services and programs to individuals and families based on the four pillars of civic learning and engagement,…

Cooperative Extension Educators use Meat Models to Promote Food Safety Awareness

Rachel Parsons, a Nutrition Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome shared her favorite food safety education activity below with us for World Health Day 2015. Many of my participants don’t understand food may have gone bad even though it doesn’t look or smell any…