Food Safety Education Month

September is Food Safety Education Month. Did you know that in the United States 1 in 6 people get sick from foodborne illnesses? Here are some steps in order to prevent food borne illnesses:

  • Food safety begins at the source. Purchase food from reputable vendors. When purchasing, receiving, and storing these items, confirm they are within proper temperature ranges. 
  • Clean and sanitize all food contact surfaces and equipment. Be aware of any cross contamination that may occur. 
  • Don’t forget to switch out the cutting boards between different types of food! 
  • While cooking any food, verify that it is reaching the correct temperature to decrease risk of contamination.  
  • And most importantly, remember to WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY whenever you are handling any type of food. 


Following these tips can help you prepare a safe meal in your own home. Visit our website for more information about food safety! 

Food Safety Education Month 2022