National Food Safety Education Month
September is National Food Safety Education Month. Founded by the International Food Safety Council - a coalition of restaurant and food industry professionals - the month is dedicated to promoting safe food preparation and educating consumers about the importance of food safety. Consumers need to know simple steps they can take to prevent foodborne illness. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 76 million persons experience food borne illnesses each year, resulting in 5,000 death annually; and though most consumers have a good foundation of food safety knowledge, problem areas, complacency and food safety gaps still exist; and Government research shows that this gap results in increased risk of foodborne illness and food safety education is vital in helping to combat this public health issue. The Food & Lodging section, is committed to educating the citizens of Craven County during the month of September and throughout the year.
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The Craven 300th Website Lives On!
The year of celebration marking Craven County’s 300th Anniversary is coming to an end, but the website is not. As we move forward into the next 100 years, it will be used to share information gathered during 2012 and to help further the knowledge of citizens and visitors about the county. Please continue to visit the site to view ongoing developments.