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Food can be a major cause of illness. Foodborne illness can come from food exposed to chemicals, contaminated by germs like bacteria and viruses, and from food sensitivities and allergies. People who have weaker immune systems (e.g., the elderly, infants, and people with immune systems already compromised by other illnesses) are at a higher risk. Even healthy people can get a foodborne illness that can be very serious, with effects that last a lifetime. 

Food safety is very important. We can help you be sure that all of the food you eat is kept as safe as possible.

If you want to learn more about food safety, we offer an in-class and online Food Handler Certification course as well as an online Food Safety for All course.

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