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Out of the collective grief and anger of individuals, whose children and families were unmercifully caught in what would come to be known as the West Coast E. coli Outbreak, STOP Foodborne Illness formed under the name Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP).

Today, STOP Foodborne Illness is the voice for all who want to turn awareness into action. We advocate tirelessly to regulate food handling and processing from farm to table. We partner with Congress, the USDA, the FDA, the CDC, and other relevant agencies and organizations to mitigate food safety risks through policy and legislation. We offer peer-to-peer mentoring for victims and families all over the country. We empower others to become food safety advocates themselves through free resources and up-to-date information. We are proud of our nationwide community of 31,000 activists and supporters.

The end of May means it’s nearly time for America’s favorite food lovers’ tradition: visiting your local farmers market. In addition to all the invigorating colors, exquisite aromas, strong flavors, and spirit of community, the farmers market is also an opportunity to develop one-on-one relationships with the people who produce your food! Their passion for

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles leading up to the 20th annual Food Safety Summit. The event, from May 7-10 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in suburban Chicago, includes certification courses; a trade show with exhibitors from industry, academia and government; an extensive list of seminars and panel discussions; and

Whether you spend spring break partying in a city, exploring a different country or getting some R&R at home, don’t let food safety take a vacation.
“Spring break is the perfect time to make memories with family and friends and Stop Foodborne Illness wants to make sure it’s the fun memories that fill up your

Editor’s note: Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown today and continues for two days. It marks the beginning of the New Year on the Jewish calendar. Among its many highlights, autumn ushers in the Jewish High Holidays. While this is a time of celebration and prayer, it also means cooking meals for family and friends. To…