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

Company Overview

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

  • Advocating for sound public policy
  • Building public awareness
  • Assisting those impacted by foodborne illness

Image Publications

Video Publications

Food Safety in the Kitchen : Helpful hints

Chef Keith Norman from the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas demonstrates some helpful tips for food safety in the kitchen.

The WHY Behind Food Safety: Training Video for Farmers

Farmers discuss the importance of food safety. Woman affected by E. coli O157 visits a farm and meets farmers. Developed by: California Leafy Green Marketing Association in conjunction with Stop Foodborne Illness.

Media Contacts

Cindy Kurman

Public Relations, Kurman Communications, Inc.

Deirdre Schlunegger


Chief Executive Officer

Lee Barrie

Public Relations

Stanley Rutledge

Community Coordinator

Community Coordinator

Quote of the Day

 “Stop [Foodborne Illness] 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, Former Deputy Commissioner of Foods, FDA, January, 2015

Latest News

Mon August 21, 2017, 10:32 AM EST

The 21 states involved so far, and the number of outbreak victims in each state, are as follows: Connecticut 6, Delaware 4, Iowa 2, Illinois 3, Kentucky 4, Louisiana 1, Maryland 8, Massachusetts 8, Michigan 1, Minnesota 4, Missouri 1, North Carolina 5, New Jersey 36, New York 50, Ohio 1, Oklahoma 4, Pennsylvania 8, Tennessee 1, Texas 9, Virginia 16, Wisconsin 1.

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Tue August 15, 2017, 10:15 AM EST

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Thu March 23, 2017, 12:54 PM EST

By Stanley Rutledge  Posted March 16, 2017 | In Conversations & Collaborations Every once in awhile, there’s someone who comes along whose enthusiasm for food safety is off the charts. Without a doubt, Susan Algeo is one of those people!...

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Thu March 23, 2017, 12:53 PM EST

Foodborne illness is an infection or irritation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract caused by food or beverages that contain harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, or chemicals. Common symptoms of foodborne illness include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and chills....

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We Know the Why

We Know the Why

Blog Post

Tue July 26, 2016, 12:23 PM EST

Food safety culture is not just a catchy phrase or the right thing to say. It is the right thing to embrace and the right thing to implement....

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In The News

Document Publications

Mon February 15, 2016, 07:21 PM EST

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