September is National Food Safety Education Month

September 10, 2020

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding the public to think about health and safety in the kitchen during September, which is National Food Safety Education Month.  “Consumers play a vital role in reducing foodborne illness and by providing scientifically accurate and effective food safety information, we can help empower them to adopt and practice safe food handling behaviors in their own homes,” said USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Mindy Brashears.

Consumers are encouraged to practice behaviors to help reduce their risk of foodborne illness. Resources include 4 Steps to Food Safety, Food Safety by Type of Food, and Food Safety by Events and Seasons.  See also “Four steps to safer food at home, at school, at work and at play,” with FDA resources from Food Safety News.