September is National Food Safety Education Month!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year,
an estimated 1 in 6 people in the United States (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).
Learn how to take steps to help prevent food poisoning, and show others how to keep food safe.
Participate in NFSEM
This month let’s commit to handling food safely at home and building safe recipes!
Ways you can participate:
- Watch the replay of the webinar “Breaking Through Food Safety Barriers & Myths” which unveiled new downloadable resources. CEUs are available!
- Download the safe recipe cookbooks The Healthy Lunch and The Safe Recipe Cookbook. Share these recipes with your family and friends!
- Share a safe recipe on social media with the hashtags #FSEM2022 and #foodsafety.
- Post a food safety tip or recipe video on social media with the hashtags #FSEM2022 and #foodsafety.
- Use the Safe Recipe Style Guide to turn your favorite recipe into a safe recipe and send it to us! Your recipe could be featured on our website and on social media!
- Prepare a safe recipe in person or virtually with family and friends.
- Teach kids and teens how to build safe recipes with the virtual Safe Recipe Activity.
Don't Wash Your Chicken!
Rinsing raw chicken can spread harmful bacteria around your kitchen. Learn more safe poultry handling steps!
Food Safety Mythbusters
Learn more about common food safety myths that originate from family tradition and misinformation on social media.
With more food being delivered than ever before, how you handle delivered foods is more important than ever! Learn how to “prep yourself” to keep great delivered foods safe.
Research shows that adding food safety instructions to recipes improves food safety behaviors at home.
Food safety starts at home! Check out these free resources to help keep families healthy while cooking at home.
Research suggests that when kids develop cooking skills while young, it may have long-term benefits in both health and nutrition into adulthood.