...that each year roughly 1 out of 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases.
...that reducing foodborne illness by just 1% would keep about 500,000 Americans from getting sick each year; reducing foodborne illness by 10% would keep about 5 million from getting sick.
...a large percentage of food poisoning cases could be eliminated if people would wash their hands more often when preparing and handling food.
...that the same pathogens that cause food poisoning can cause arthritis, kidney failure, meningitis and Guillain-Barré syndrome. The Food and Drug administration estimates that about two to three percent of all food poisoning cases lead to secondary long-term illness such as these.
Palmetto Food Safety exists to assist owners and operators with meeting this requirement by offering the ServSafe® Manager Course. Palmetto Food Safety also seeks to assist with staff training by offering the ServSafe® Food Handler Course.
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