The Partnership for Food Safety Education is supporting health and food safety educators with resources to promote World Food Safety Day in their communities. Anyone who wants to participate in promoting consumer safe food handling leading up to World Food Safety Day is urged to start at foodsafetyday.org for free resources and an action pledge they can share on social media. Free materials designed to educate and engage consumers on safe food preparation at home include:
- Five social media graphics with important basic food safety steps:
- Wash your hands using warm water and soap to reduce germs that cause food-borne illness.
- Rinsing poultry is not a safety step. It spreads germs around your kitchen.
- To reduce risk of illness, use separate cutting boards, one for produce and one for meat or poultry.
- Cook food to a safe internal temperature as measured with a food thermometer.
- Keep a constant refrigerator temperature of 40 °F or below.
- Interactive games and downloadable activity sheets for kids that make learning about food safety fun.
- Social media posts and activities including a Facebook quiz.
In addition to resources at fightbac.org and foodsafetyday.org, educators can access quality consumer education materials from these web pages of the U.S. Federal agencies:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/foodsafety Follow the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education on Facebook at @FightBAC and on Twitter at @Fight_BAC.