The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have partnered in creating six food safety booklets for different groups that are most susceptible to food borne illness. These pamphlets target adults, transplant recipients, pregnant women, and people with diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or cancer in an effort to reduce their risk for foodborne illnesses.
These booklets contain much needed information for consumers who have an increased chance of becoming sick from the food they eat. The goal is to present clear and understandable information on how to confidently and safely prepare and eat food. They are also helpful to doctors and health professionals as a resource to educate their patients about food borne illnesses.
The 24-page pamphlets contain easy-to-read charts, illustrated how-to’s, straightforward summaries of why each group is at risk, and symptoms they may experience. Each booklet focuses on tips for grocery shopping, cooking at correct temperatures, and eating at restaurants, including tear-out cards for use on the go. “Everyone from farmers to food manufacturers to food preparers in the home has a role in food safety,” said FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods Michael Taylor.