Prevent Food Borne Illness

Published on September 11th, 2017

Congregations often prepare meals for various events throughout the year. The CDC estimates that, each year, 1 in 6 Americans (48 million people) will get sick from foodborne illness. Help keep your congregation members and guests safe with proper food preparation tips:

  • Clean food and cooking stations
  • Separate foods to prevent cross contamination
  • Avoid the “danger zone” – cook, hold, or chill foods to avoid the range between 40 and 140 degrees
  • Be mindful of those with food allergies

Take time to prevent foodborne illness when preparing food. For more information, visit Church Mutual’s article Food Safety Tips for Any Occasion or contact Risk Control Central at