September - Food Safety Month

Food Safety Thrives When You Focus on Five

The 5 topics of focus are:

  1. Purchase Food From Safe Sources
  2. Clean and Sanitize
  3. Cross Out Cross Contamination 
  4. Avoid time and temperature abuse – Use a Thermometer
  5. Practice personal hygiene – Wash those hands!


More information and downloadable materials can be found at:


Past National Food Safety Education Month resources:

  • Article History
    • Revision Date: 8/18/2009

Food Safety Tip of the Day

Clean your plate.

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Keeping raw and cooked food separate a major step to preventing cross contamination. Never place cooked food back on the same plate or cutting board that previously held raw food. Separate plates should be used for raw and cooked foods because the juices from the raw food can contain illness-causing bacteria that will then contaminate the properly cooked food.

Source: Partnership for Food Safety Education


Foodborne Pathogen of the Day

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