National Food Safety Month Allergist allergies

September is National Food Safety Education Month

Every year, an estimated 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from eating contaminated food. Anyone can get sick from a foodborne illness (also called food poisoning). But some groups of people are more likely to get sick and to have a more serious illness. These groups are:

  • Children younger than 5
  • Adults aged 65 and older
  • People with health problems or who take medicines that lower the body’s ability to fight germs and sickness
  • Pregnant women

Read more from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/education-month.html

We are excited about what’s happening at the Food Allergy Institute of North Texas to help those with food allergies! We are focused on innovative testing, treatment and education. Our clinic is staffed by dedicated nurses and board certified allergists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of food allergies.

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