Food Borne Illness Numbers & How To Prevent Foodborne Illness
Did you know:
Source: Gallup poll and the Us Centers for Disease control and Prevention
- 76 million cases of food-borner illnesses in the US each year
- 5,000 annual deaths from food borne illnesses in US
- 31 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the government's ability to ensure a safe food supply
- 15 percent of Americans reported having that much confidence in 1999
- 14 percent have no confidence in the safety of the food supply
- Keep food refrigerated until ready to cook.
- Do not let food unthaw at room temperature, unthaw in refrigerator.
- Do not let juices from raw meat sit on counters, sinks, or cutting boards, disinfect.
- Do not put cooked meat back on plate that had raw juices on it.
- Follow label directions on food for safe handling.
- Wash hands before/after touching raw meat.
- Wash utensils used on raw meat after use, do not reuse on cooked meat without washing.