I have bloody diarrhea.
Should I go to the ER?

Yes.

10 things to do if you think you have food poisoning ...

I need advice from someone who’s been there.

Entering the medical system can seem overwhelming

STAY SAFE.

Sign up for RECALL e-ALERTS

Get notified of potentially harmful
recalled foods ...

in your US state or Canadian province

Looking for answers to food-related questions?

You've come to the right place.

Ask our resident scientist (and Dave Theno Fellow) about food safety and other food science-related questions!

Salmonella Standards:

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Stronger Poultry Production Regulations

"Current USDA standards are scientifically outdated and not enforceable,"

says STOP CEO Mitzi Baum. "Poultry contaminated with Salmonella in violation of USDA's current 'performance standards' can still be sold with USDA's 'mark of inspection.'"

There are a lot of unknowns.
Where do I start?

Many who have walked this road have put this guide together for you:

Stop Foodborne Illness is a national nonprofit, public health organization dedicated to
the prevention of illness and death from foodborne pathogens.

Stories Behind the Statistics

Our history is filled with examples of individuals and families who have come together and, as a good friend says, “transformed isolated losses into something bigger than individual tragedy.” We know that you consider the mission of Stop Foodborne Illness worthwhile and that, together with us, you’ll advance the cause of food safety.

TAKE ACTION

A consumer-industry initiative to influence human behaviors and improve internal food safety culture