The Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness, or food poisoning, 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.

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has a wealth of information available regarding food safety.  They regularly update this information in a variety of formats – reports, pamphlets and even video feeds.

Use this link to view their most recent information on food -> https://www.fda.gov/Food/default.htm.

A recently released short video, prepared by the US FDA with the America Medical Association and the Department of Health and Human Services, illustrates the essential steps people should take when shopping for, storing, preparing, and serving food is provided at the link below.

https://youtu.be/O9vPNjlqHBc

 

 

Reminder: Food Safety Information available from the US FDA