A multi-industry initiative to improve food safety culture across the supply chain, the Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness (the Alliance), a program of Stop Foodborne Illness (STOP), brings together leading food companies and consumers impacted by food safety failures to effect positive change.

Today, an estimated 48 million (1 in 6) Americans experience a foodborne illness annually. Of these, 128,000 people are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year.

Launched in 2018 with ten companies, the Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness now boasts over 20 industry partners, including new members Kellanova and W.K. Kellogg (formerly Kellogg Company), the National Restaurant Association, and International Dairy Foods Association. The Kellogg Company was previously a member of the Alliance, and the two companies newly formed out of the Kellogg Company—W.K. Kellogg Co and Kellanova—have rejoined as independent entities.

Current Alliance members include the American Frozen Food Institute, Cargill, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Conagra Brands, Consumer Brands Association, Costco Wholesale, Empirical Foods, The Hershey Company, JBS, Maple Leaf Foods, Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo, TreeHouse Foods, Walmart, Wawa, and Wegmans.

The Alliance focuses on collaboration between food companies and consumers regarding food safety culture, and STOP exists to support those impacted by food safety failures. In its 30th year, STOP strives to prevent illness and death from foodborne pathogens by supporting and representing survivors of foodborne illness, advancing public understanding of foodborne illness, and supporting public policies and industry practices that strengthen prevention.

STOP and the Alliance continue engaging with farmers, food companies, regulators, academia, consumers, and food associations to enhance food safety culture measures beyond minimum standards and regulations.