Jefferson County, Colorado, is celebrating food safety month.
Jefferson County reported that in 2006 it has followed up on 118 cases of foodborne illness, but noted that:

It is likely that many more went unreported. Most cases of food-borne illness can be prevented with proper food handling and preparation procedures such as regular handwashing and cooking and cooling to proper temperatures.

This is what the Health Department reported so far:

  • 51 cases of Salmonella
  • 56 cases of Campylobacter
  • 5 cases of E. coli O157:H7
  • and 6 cases of hepatitis A