Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
70.0 percent (2016)
70.0 percent of consumers correctly followed the recommendation to properly clean hands in 2016
Increase the proportion of consumers who follow the key food safety practice of "Clean: wash hands and surfaces often"
Data Source: Food Safety Survey, FDA
Although most people know it’s important to wash their hands and items that food touches while preparing meals, many people still don’t. Washing hands and surfaces often can reduce people’s risk of getting sick from the food they prepare and eat. Strategies to change handwashing and food-handling behaviors are critical for preventing diseases caused by contaminated food.
Topics: Safe Food Handling, Foodborne Illness
Workgroup: Food Safety Workgroup