2019 National Food Safety Education Month

Health and Wellness

September is National Food Safety Education Month, a great time to highlight knowledge from the food safety community and explore ways to promote safe food handling and prevent foodborne illnesses. While it’s important to practice safe food handling habits all year, this observance provides an opportunity to spend time reviewing, and emphasizing with your participants, the importance of food safety principles, such as:

You can also stay up-to-date on food recalls and foodborne disease outbreaks with information maintained and updated by the CDC.

For those with a digital presence (websites, apps, and social media), you can further promote National Food Safety Education Month, and safe food handling throughout the year, with these digital tools:

Free presentations, webinars and videos, several offering CEU credits, are available from the Partnership for Food Safety and Education.  In addition, visit the CDC’s Food Safety Videos page to watch short, engaging videos, some available in Spanish, on topics such as Who is more at risk for food poisoning? and Maribel’s Story: How eating Queso Fresco harmed her unborn baby.

On the WIC Breastfeeding Support site, moms can find articles on how to sterilize and warm baby bottles safely and storing and thawing breast milk.

Food Safety
Developed by: FoodSafety.gov
Partnership for Food Safety Education
HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service