Food Safety for Older Adults
A need-to-know guide for those 65 years of age and older
U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration September 2006; Slightly revised September 2011
Food safety is important for everyone – but it’s especially important for you. That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration have prepared this booklet.
It is designed to provide practical guidance on how to reduce your risk of foodborne illness.
In addition to this guide, we encourage you to check with your physician or healthcare provider to identify foods and other products that you should avoid. You have a special need for this important information . . .