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Food Safety: Protect Vulnerable Populations from Foodborne Illness

" August 31, 2021 - Populations served by summer meal sites are at an increased risk for foodborne illness.
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Populations served by summer meal sites are at an increased risk for foodborne illness.

Young children’s immune systems are still developing, which makes it harder to fight harmful pathogens. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, children are 4.5 times more susceptible to bacterial infections from food compared to adults aged 20-49 years.

ICN has training materials for site managers to train the staff of a Summer Food Service Program site on food safety best practices. Click here to go to the ICN’s food safety page. Then click on “Summer Food Service Programs” to access food safety resources for summer sites.

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Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
 
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