Tips for Food Safety Education Month
Every year in the U.S., about 1 in 6 people (or 48 million) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. September is Food Safety Education Month, and we want to remind our community about some important food safety tips.
- When preparing food at home, you can prevent food poisoning by following four simple steps, or what we like to call the “core four”: Clean. Separate. Cook. Chill.
- Stay in-the-know on food recalls and outbreaks. You can always find info on the latest recalls, here.
- Check local restaurant inspection reports. JCPH performs inspections of over 2,000 food service establishments within Jefferson County to ensure that foods sold and served are as safe as they can be, and that food service establishments comply with state laws and regulations. You can check out these reports here.
- If you or someone you know does get sick from food, let us know right away so we can investigate the cause and help prevent others from getting sick.
By following these simple tips, you reduce your risk of getting sick from food. Happy dining!
Director of Environmental Health Services
Jefferson County Public Health