This year, about 5,000 people will die from foodborne illness.
Approximately 13 men, women, and children die every day from foodborne illness.
More than 325,000 people are hospitalized each year for foodborne illness.
Approximately 76 million cases of foodborne illness occur annually across the
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Dear Food Safety Educator,
Welcome to the Be Food Safe campaign!
The Be Food Safe partner campaign, developed by USDA using the Fight BAC!® messages and endorsed
by the Partnership for Food Safety Education, is a communications program that delivers specific safe food
handling messages to help consumers understand the simple steps that can be taken to prevent foodborne
illness. Using an easy to remember theme directed