Evaluate your food safety habits this Food Safety Education Month

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To many people, September is the month kids go back to school, leaves begin to turn red, and orange and black take over grocery store displays despite Halloween still being two months away.

It’s also, believe it or not, Food Safety Education Month, a time for everyone to educate themselves and their loved ones on how to enjoy food without getting sick.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 6 people in the U.S. get a foodborne illness each year. Around 3,000 of those people lose their lives to food poisoning, and around 128,000 are hospitalized. Those most at risk are young children, elderly adults, pregnant women and otherwise immunocompromised people (meaning those with a sickness that inhibits their immune system, like cancer).

Food safety is an integral part of our daily lives. Below, we’ve compiled some of our best blog posts on cooking, preparing and serving food. We hope you find them helpful and informative, and that your next party, cookout or simply the next dinner you prepare for yourself is delicious, nutritious, and free from pathogens!

Eggs — not just for Easter (but often for Easter)
Salmonella poisoning is a big risk with eggs. Here’s how to minimize that risk, whether you’re eating eggs or painting them.

Grilling safely this summer
You can get sick eating meat that hasn’t been cooked well enough. Learn what temperature to reach when cooking different cuts and types of meat.

Say ‘I do’ to safe wedding food
It’s hard to serve food to crowds at weddings and other large gatherings. Here’s what can go wrong, and how to avoid it.

Halloween food safety tips
Young kids are particularly susceptible to foodborne illness. How can you protect them in a season of parties and trick-or-treating?

Camping food safety: Mexican food-style
How can you mix up your camping trip fare while also following best food safety practices outside the kitchen?

Turkey talk
What is the safest way to thaw your massive Thanksgiving turkey, anyway?

Get festive with these food safety tips
Whatever the reason for celebration, these tips focus on prepping and serving party food.

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