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September is National Food Safety Education Month

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September is National Food Safety Education Month®. In 1994, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's (NRAEF) International Food Safety Council created National Food Safety Education Month® as an annual compaign to heighten the awareness about the importance of food safety education.

Each year a new theme and training activities are created for the restaurant and foodservice industry to reinforce proper food safety practices and procedures. Materials to support this year's theme, and materials from past years are accessible on the NRAEF Web site. In addition, promotional materials are available to help make it easier to spread the word about the importance of food safety education and training during the month of September. The theme for the restaurant and food service industry is: Viruses: They're in Your Hands.

For more information, go to www.iowafoodsafety.org and click Did YOU Wash 'em?