Over the past few weeks, there has been increasing attention on the current E. coli outbreak in Europe as the numbers of those affected continue to increase. Questions remain about the source of this outbreak, the unfamiliar strain of E. coli (STEC O104:H4), the number and reach of those infected, and how to stop the spread of contamination and unfortunate illnesses. Read on to learn more on how you can best protect yourself and your family.
For all Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians Registered, the LIVE, “IFIC Foundation 2012 Food and Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Health” webinar is approved for 1.5 CPEs.
The United States provides one of the safest food supplies in the world. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the food, beverage and agricultural industries working together, our food supply is becoming even safer. However, despite all of these safety factors, microorganisms may still exist at levels that present risks to consumers.
Here in the U.S. we enjoy one of the safest, abundant and affordable food supplies in the world. Our food safety system is designed to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone. However, we do experience unfortunate incidences where food enters our food supply that is somehow contaminated and unsafe for sale or consumption.
The International Food Information Council Foundation has again partnered with US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service to promote National Food Safety Education Month.
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To celebrate National Nutrition Month and the theme, "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," the IFIC Foundation filmed our very own taste test challenge. Take a look, think you would have passed?