Partnership & History

Board of Directors September 2017

About Us

The Partnership for Food Safety Education develops and promotes effective education programs to reduce foodborne illness risk for consumers.

What We Do

The Partnership for Food Safety Education delivers trusted, science-based behavioral health messaging and a network of resources that support consumers in their efforts to reduce risk of foodborne illness. We work with an active network of 13,000 health and food safety educators – we call them BAC Fighters!- and support them by making their work more visible, collaborative, and effective. These BAC Fighters are connecting each year with an estimated 7.5 million consumers –helping them to protect their health through safe food handling and hand hygiene. See “Who is educating consumers about reducing risk of foodborne illness.” Thanks to the support of our 26 Partner Organizations and Federal Liaisons, we’re able to help millions of consumers keep top-of-mind the preventive practices that destroy or hinder the growth and spread of dangerous foodborne pathogens that can cause serious illness and even death.

Why We’re Successful

It’s who we are and how we work that makes the Partnership so successful:

  • Our food safety messages for consumers are rooted in science.
  • We convene scientific and communications experts to develop concise, actionable food safety education materials for consumers.
  • We offer free resources and free webinars, and host the leading national conference for food safety educators in the United States.

The Partnership is funded by contributions, grants, and in-kind support for special projects provided by corporations, government agencies, independent foundations, and other non-profit organizations.

The Partnership is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Accountability and Transparency

The Partnership is recognized as a Guide Star Exchange Gold Participant.


Annual Reports

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2016 Annual Report