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Four steps to food safety at home

As the recent outbreaks of illnesses linked to contaminated spinach, peanut butter, and cookie dough underscore, the safety of our food supply is a major issue facing policymakers and regulators in the United States. While decision-makers grapple with strategies for improving the safety of our food supply, there are a number of things Americans can do – in their homes – to decrease the chances that you and your family will get foodborne illnesses.

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A call for action: alcohol beverage labeling


As we mark Alcohol Awareness Month, we wish to draw attention to the fact that there is an important tool to inform and educate consumers about
what’s in a serving of an alcoholic beverage that is largely unused – the alcohol beverage label.

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Foodborne illness making millions of Americans sick

Foodborne illness affects millions of Americans each yearFoodborne illness causes 76 million Americans to fall sick, 325,000 Americans to be hospitalized, and 5,000 Americans to die each year. Recent foodborne illness outbreaks linked to contaminated foods highlight the inadequacies of our current food safety system. Learn what groups like NCL are doing to help improve the safety of our foods.

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