Food Safety Tips for Your Holiday Turkey
Food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to poultry-associated foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States. Read CDC’s Feature to learn four food safety tips to help you safely prepare your next holiday turkey meal.
New NARMS Integrated Report Release
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the 2014 National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Integrated Report, a result of a collaborative effort among the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It highlights antimicrobial resistance patterns in bacteria from humans, meats purchased from grocery stores, and animals.
The NARMS Integrated Report provides the most recent nationwide data on foodborne bacteria to determine whether they are resistant to various antibiotics used in human and veterinary medicine.
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CDC's Annual Holiday Food Safety
CDC will host its annual Holiday Food Safety Twitter Chat on December 7, 2016 from 2:00- 3:00 pm EST. This year’s chat co-host is NBC News Health and the theme is “Cook. Chill. Don’t get ill.” Join us, using #CDCFoodChat, for a lively chat with food safety experts and guest foodies who will share tips on how to plan and prepare holiday meals that are safe, healthy, and worth remembering.
National Food Safety Education Conference
Registration is open for the national Consumer Food Safety Education Conference planned for January 25-27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. It will focus on behavior change to improve food safety at home and at work. The conference attracts food safety educators from academia and cooperative extension, public health, the food industry, and consumer advocacy groups. CDC is a sponsor of the conference, which is hosted by the Partnership for Food Safety Education. For more information on the conference, visit its website.