E. Coli Infection From Food or Water
Other Places To Get Help
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)|
|1600 Clifton Road|
|Atlanta, GA 30333|
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC works with state and local health officials and the public to achieve better health for all people. The CDC creates the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health—by promoting health, preventing disease, injury, and disability, and being prepared for new health threats.
|Fight Bac: Partnership for Food Safety Education|
|50 F Street NW|
|Suite 6th Floor|
|Washington, DC 20001|
The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) is a group that works with industry associations, consumer groups, the U.S. government, and professional societies in food science, nutrition, and health to educate the public about safe food handling. The organization offers a "Fight Bac" campaign that teaches the four steps—clean, separate, cook, and chill—that can reduce the risk of food-borne illness. The PFSE Web site contains food safety brochures, press releases, and other materials for educators and consumers. The site also provides tips on working within your community to promote food safety and has a special section for children.
|International Food Information Council Foundation|
|1100 Connecticut Avenue NW|
|Washington, DC 20036|
The International Food Information Council Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides science-based information on food safety, nutrition, and health to nutrition and health professionals, educators, government officials, and journalists. It also offers brochures and other information on food issues to consumers.
|National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health|
|NIAID Office of Communications and Government Relations|
|6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-6612|
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases conducts research and provides consumer information on infectious and immune-system-related diseases.
|Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP)|
|3149 Dundee Road #276|
|Northbrook, Illinois 60062|
Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP) is a nonprofit organization that works to inform the public and lobby for government action to eliminate or reduce all food-borne illnesses.
|U.S. Department of Health and Human Services|
|200 Independence Avenue SW|
|Washington, DC 20201|
|Phone:||1-888-SAFE-FOOD (1-888-723-3366) for questions about food (except for meat, poultry, and eggs)
1-888-674-6854 (USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, for questions about meat, poultry, and eggs)
(240) 276-9399 (FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, for questions about pet food)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 29, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease