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Food Safety Education Month: Every Month!

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For several years, September has been designated as Food Safety Education Month. But, in reality, food safety is important every day of every month! What are you doing to keep food safe?

Many resources for safe food handling can be found at in particular is teaching high speed handwashing! Learn how at

This year has brought challenges for everyone’s health. For Food Safety Education Month, emphasizing the importance of handwashing is key for overall health, and for food safety. When should you wash your hands? Here’s some key times to remember to wash your hands.

  • Before, during, and after handling food
  • Before eating at home or at a restaurant
  • Before and after caring for someone who is ill or touching an open wound
  • After using the restroom or changing a diaper
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After handling animals, animal waster or animal food
  • After taking out the garbage


September is Food Safety Education Month

Food safety is important every day. But in September, the focus on food safety is brought to the forefront to help all consumers prepare, serve and eat food safely.

Current resources for this promotion are typically found at the links below. Look for updates in the coming days.


September is Food Safety Education Month

Since 1994, food safety has been the focus during the month of September to increase awareness of food safety education.

Once again, Food Safety Education Month (FSEM) is highlighting many topics related to food safety for consumers and food service workers. Do you create a culture of food safety?

Register now for a FSEM webinar about new, shareable information from the Partnership for Food Safety Education at

More Fight Bac!® events can be found at For food service workers, look for FSEM resources from ServSafe® at


Food Safety Education Month


The theme for the 2016 National Food Safety Education Month (NFSEM) is “Notorious Virus!” and is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association and ServSafe®.

Activities, videos, and other educational tools are available to help educate food service personnel about Norovirus and Hepatitis A. While targeted to food service, these materials can apply to anyone to help teach safe food handling.

Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis. It spreads easily and is often called the stomach flu. It transmits easily as it survives on surfaces that have been contaminated or from an infected person.

Handwashing is the best defense against Norovirus. Clean and disinfect areas contaminated by vomiting or diarrhea. If sick, do not handle food.

For more about NFSEM, see

NFSEM materials from USDA are not currently available.