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Food Safety Information and Insights

Each year, one in six Americans experiences a foodborne illness, also known as “food poisoning.” Sometimes this amounts to mild (but unpleasant) symptoms like upset stomach or vomiting that last a few hours to several days. Other times—and depending on the contaminant ingested—the illness can be much more severe, resulting in hospitalization and even death. There is much you can do to reduce the risks of contracting a foodborne illness. Oftentimes, all it takes is following a few commonsense steps to protect yourself and those most vulnerable.  

Helping You Learn and Share with Others

IFT is committed to working with stakeholders from industry, government, and academia to ensure the safety of our food supply while providing the science of food community with resources to enhance their work and educate others. Below you’ll find several IFT resources regarding food safety, including blog posts, videos, podcasts, and articles for you to engage with and share with your networks on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter. When you do, don’t forget to tag IFT!