Every year, an estimated 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. Did you know that some groups of people are more likely to get food poisoning or to get seriously ill from it?
Food Safety Education Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about steps you can take to prevent food poisoning.
Read CDC’s new feature, also available in Spanish, to learn why this is especially important for the following groups of people: children under age 5, adults age 65 and older, people with weak immune systems, and pregnant women.
The CDC Food Safety website has been redesigned and expanded. The site includes advice on how to keep food safe, how to prevent food poisoning, which foods are most often associated with foodborne illness, and common symptoms of food poisoning.