Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Are Deadly Serious

Many outbreaks of foodborne disease result from food being contaminated when it is being prepared or served by a food worker with unwashed or improperly washed hands.

Many outbreaks result from food being contaminated when it is being prepared or served by a food worker with unwashed or improperly washed hands. Scientific evidence shows that preventing illness begins with the basics. Wash your hands thoroughly, with soap, before and after handling food. It can prevent illness and even death.

Germs such as norovirus, Salmonella, and E. coli cause thousands of illnesses and deaths in the United States each year. …

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