Today is the start of Food Safety Education Month and STOP Foodborne Illness is kicking off its second annual STOP3000.

STOP3000 commemorates the estimated 3000 annual, preventable deaths from foodborne pathogens. Three thousand individual deaths create ripples impacting no less than 3000 families and communities.

STOP says that “everything we do, we do to STOP 3000 people from losing their lives from something as fundamental as eating. STOP, along with industry, regulatory agencies, and consumers is focused on changing behavior and processes to improve food safety for the greater good.”

The group asks that people join them this year to help bring awareness to the work of Stop Foodborne Illness and all they are doing.

How to participate:

1. Create a page for yourself/your team and share your personal story and insight about the impact of foodborne illness.

2. Lace up your shoes and take 3,000 steps a day throughout the month of September (about 1.3 miles – the amount of walking most people do in a day). 

3. Set a fundraising goal. Then, inspire and challenge your network — friends, family and colleagues — to support the work of STOP by making a donation on your page.

Participation and generous donations help fund STOP’s Salmonella work and so much more.

For more information, click here.

About STOP
STOP Foodborne Illness is a public health non-profit organization. Since 1994, it has focused efforts on telling the “WHY” of food safety with personal advocate stories. “We are a small but mighty team of six and work tirelessly to end illness and death due to something as basic as eating because we are all at risk of foodborne illness,” according to the group’s website.

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