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 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, Deputy Commissioner of Foods, FDA, January, 2015

Latest News

Wed February 22, 2017, 12:06 PM EST

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Tue February 21, 2017, 10:28 AM EST

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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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Tue July 26, 2016, 12:16 PM EST

STOP Foodborne Illness receives many requests to speak at conferences, trainings and meetings.  I recently spoke at the Harris County Food Safety Summit  in Houston, along with David, one of our Texas volunteers....

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Mon May 09, 2016, 10:34 PM EST

Reprint from Restaurant Business By Peter Romeo, Director of Digital Content on May 9, 2016 The federal government’s lead watchdog on food safety issues has pushed back onChipotle for criticizing the agency’s handling of the fast-casual chain’s E.coli outbreak in December....

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Mon March 21, 2016, 12:36 PM EST

Darin Detwiler is the Senior Policy Coordinator for Food Safety at STOP Foodborne Illness, a leading national nonprofit public health organization and an Adjunct Faculty at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, in their Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industry program. Darin is also a Doctoral Student in Law and Policy at Northeastern....

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In The News

Nov 22, 2016 | Food Safety News (website)

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Nov 22, 2016 | Jim Offner, The Packer (website)

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Jul 01, 2016 | Marygrace Taylor, Men's Health (magazine)

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Document Publications

Mon February 15, 2016, 07:21 PM EST

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