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      September is National Food Safety Education Month. Learn how to be a food safety superhero! Take steps to help prevent food poisoning, and show others how to keep food safe. Every year, an estimated 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from eating contaminated food. Anyone can get sick from a foodborne illness (also called food poisoning). But some groups of people are more likely to get sick and to have a more serious illness. These groups are: • Adults aged 65 and older • Children younger than 5 • People with health problems or who take medicines that lower the body’s ability to fight germs and sickness • Pregnant women There are things you can do to protect yourself and your family. As you prepare and handle food, follow these four steps: • Clean: Wash your hands, utensils, and surfaces often when you cook. • Separate: Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread germs. Separate them from cooked food and fresh produce. • Cook: Use a food thermometer to make sure foods are cooked to an internal temperature that kills germs. • Chill: Refrigerate perishable foodsexternal icon and leftovers within two hours. Chill within one hour if it’s above 90°F. • Join us in sharing information about the four steps to food safety. Let’s make sure everyone knows how to protect themselves and their loved ones from food poisoning. foodsafety/education-month.html?deliveryName=USCDC_485-DM36039
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