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September is Food Safety Education Month 

Below is more information from the CDC about food safety.

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In observance of Food Safety Education Month, CDC is sharing information on the risk of foodborne illness and steps people can take to protect their health. Everyone is at risk of food poisoning, but some groups are at higher riskChildren under the age of 5, adults age 65 and older, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to get a foodborne illness, and to get seriously ill.

We advise people to see a doctor if they experience severe symptoms such as high fever (over 101.5°F), bloody diarrhea, frequent vomiting, diarrhea lasting more than three days, or signs of dehydration.

Help increase food safety awareness in your community by sharing key messages through social media, on your website, and in your newsletters.

You can also:

Food Safety and Dining Out

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Planning to enjoy a meal out at a restaurant? When choosing a restaurant, pick one that keeps food safety on the menu. Here are three things to look for:

  1. Inspection scores
  2. Certificates that show kitchen managers have completed food safety training
  3. Food that is properly cooked 

Learn other food safety tips for eating at restaurantsalso available in Spanish, and how to report a foodborne illness.