Our Beginnings: In 1992, most of us had no idea what E. coli was, let alone the kind of havoc it was capable of unleashing.
Unfortunately, in 1993 we learned all too well. Out of the collective grief and anger of individuals, whose children and families were unmercifully caught in what would come to be known as the West Coast E. coli Outbreak, Stop Foodborne Illness formed under the name Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP).
Heartbroken mothers, fathers, siblings, children, and others were propelled by love, confusion, and anger — they knew they had to raise a voice that America would hear.
Today, Stop Foodborne Illness is the voice for all who want to turn awareness into action. We advocate to regulate food handling and processing from farm to table. We partner with Congress, the USDA, the FDA, the CDC, and other relevant agencies and organizations to mitigate food safety risks through policy and legislation.
We offer peer-to-peer mentoring for survivors and families of victims across the country. We empower others to become food safety advocates themselves by providing opportunities to share their stories
Since Stop Foodborne Illness was founded, we have been instrumental in passing food safety laws including the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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Morning Show March 3, 2022 Dr. Vanessa Coffman, the director of the Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness, joined the Morning Show crew to continue the morning health discussion.