jueves, 18 de junio de 2015

Protecting Americans from Foodborne Illnesses

CDC and Food Safety

Business Pulse Focuses on Food Safety

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Business Pulse: Food Safety, published today by the CDC Foundation, focuses on how CDC fights foodborne diseases to protect American consumers and businesses from contaminated foods. The quarterly business feature also includes resources and practical tools to help employers improve food safety in the workplace and create a culture of food safety.
Food that is unsafe and makes people sick has a ripple effect on businesses, communities and the U.S. economy. Promoting a culture of food safety is important for all businesses. 
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Did You Know?

  • A person suffering from a foodborne, diarrheal illness misses an average of three days of work or school. 
  • Foodborne illness is estimated to cost America more than $15.5 billion annually, according to a 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In This Issue 

  • Information and helpful links on the food safety challenges faced by all businesses.
  • Robert Tauxe, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director of CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, answers five questionsabout food safety best practices for employers.
  • An interactive infographic that provides useful facts and links to online CDC tools, guidelines and resources.


Learn More

Produced by the CDC Foundation, Business Pulse focuses on a different topic each quarter. Explore benefits associated with CDC’s work to protect Americans—including businesses and their workforces—from chronic threats that impact health and productivity to major health emergencies.

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