A Comprehensive Guide to Food Safety
Although the United States food supply is one of the safest in the world, the Center for Disease Control estimates that 76 million people contract a foodborne illness every year, 300,000 are hospitalized and 5,000 die. Foodborne contaminants originate in food establishments, in the food processing industry and in the home.
While you cannot control what goes on before you purchase your food, you can control food safety within the home. By taking careful measures, you can avoid foodbourne illnesses and not become one of the statistics. Learn about important information regarding food safety measures to practice within the home, what contaminants are prevalent, and links to food safety authorities.