http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-entrance-to-emergency-room-image26055195The public health organization STOP Foodborne Illness has launched a crowdfunding campaign to educate emergency room doctors about foodborne illness. The organization is trying to raise $15,000 on everydayhero.com to pay for creation of an education packet to send to every pediatric ER and hospital in the U.S. so that patients receive proper treatment. Distinguishing…

There’s a lack of food-safety education in schools that, if addressed, could help reduce the high rates of foodborne illness among children. Each year, an estimated 48 million Americans contract a foodborne illness, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Vulnerable populations, including children, seniors, pregnant and postpartum women, and those with compromised immune systems,…

Today we celebrate educators.  In the days ahead we’ll celebrate leaders in consumer groups, government agencies, non-government organizations, the food industry and the news media.  Of course, no list is ever complete so if you think we’ve forgotten someone, please leave us a note in the comments.

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Older adults–along with pregnant women, young children and immune-compromised individuals–face a higher risk of severe illness from foodborne pathogens than the rest of the population. However, a new study suggests that the elderly and their caregivers may not be getting the food safety education they need to implement safe cooking and eating practices. Researchers at…

If you ask consumers what food safety means to them, many people stare at you like deer in the headlights. “Hmmm?  I’ve heard of healthy foods, but I never really thought about safe foods, but oh, yeah … I know, the ‘five second rule.’ “

Unfortunately, for many people the topic of food safety often …

Dr. Joellen Feirtag wears many hats. One day she is a food sleuth, taking swab samples at a meat plant to find the origin of an E. coli outbreak. The next, she is instructing its employees in food safety.  Next week she might be conducting food safety research.

All of these jobs are part of Feirtag’s role as State Food …

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Webpage directed towards kids and teens is proving to be educational while also entertaining.

Be Food Safe Activity Book

separate-activity-book.jpgThe Be Food Safe Activity Book offered on the Webpage can easily be downloaded off the site.  This activity book contains twelve pages of …

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) now has a Web page specifically for kids’ and teens’ food safety education.

This Website has everything from comic books, word searches, and puzzles, to coloring and activity pages. There are also easy to read articles about food safety designed to engage kids …