Stop Foodborne Illness is a national nonprofit, public health organization dedicated to the prevention of illness and death from foodborne pathogens.

Promoting sound food safety policy and best practices

We encourage our constituents to participate locally, statewide, and nationally in food safety policy issues. Stop Foodborne Illness actively participates in three food safety coalitions. We create and provide press releases, public service announcements, public comments, and personal stories to journalists and media outlets.

While discussing foodborne illness statistics with the media and others, it is our volunteer advocates who provide a human face behind the numbers – a powerful reminder of the need for a stronger food safety system.

“STOP created the culture of food safety that absolutely has been the driver of everything that’s happened since. It had an immediate effect on the meat industry but… I’m convinced that STOP has cultivated a culture of food safety throughout the food industry. It’s absolutely clear that [STOP is the] catalyst, and that change of mindset has had a transformative effect on the food system in this country.”

Mike Taylor, Deputy Commissioner of Foods, FDA


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