Mythbusters: Learn the Truth about Food Safety in Your Home | FoodSafety.gov

by Howard Seltzer, National Education Advisor, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA

It’s September, so it’s time for us to bust some myths.

Beginning in the mid-90’s, National Food Safety Education Month has focused public attention on safe food handling and preparation. Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in cooperation with the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education, have marked the occasion by exposing myths about food safety that somehow keep cropping up.

Food safety myths may not sound very serious. But they may cause food handling mistakes that can lead to food poisoning, severe illness, and even death. So it’s important to get the facts straight. Read this week’s blog to learn more.

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