September is National Food Safety Education Month!

The FDA states, “the Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually – that’s about 1 in 6 Americans each year. Each year, these illnesses result in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Following simple food safety tips can help lower your chance of getting sick.”

Our wonderful Second Harvest Quality Assurance Team has compiled a library of Food Safety Resources right here in your Partner Portal:

  • Food Date Extension Resources
  • Food Packaging Defects Resources
  • Food Safety Resources
  • Food Storage Resources
  • Quality Assurance Resources – Produce
  • Recalls and Food Safety Alerts Resources
  • Sanitation Resources
  • Time & Temperature Control Resources

This resource library can be found at the bottom of your Partner Portal, below the APPLES trainings videos:

Additionally, the US Food & Drug Administration’s website is another helpful resource – this linked page includes further food safety information in both English and Spanish.

Are there other ways we can support you? Please contact and let us know.