BAC stage!

Soup kitchen set includes Fight BAC!® posters The set for the Horizon Theatre’s Atlanta production of GRAND CONCOURSE by playwright Heidi Schreck takes place in a church soup kitchen in the Bronx. BAC Fighter and former PFSE Board member, Missy Cody, was delighted to…

Shopping Tips

Once you’ve selected your menu and collected all the recipes, purchase all non-perishables ahead of time (Check the local newspaper and web sites for holiday food coupons and grocery store bargains!) Shop for fresh items (perishables) on your final shopping trip. Remember to order…

Glorious Goodies to Send and Receive

You eagerly rip open the shiny, gift-wrapped box you received in the mail. As you peer into the present, you gasp! The sticker says, “Keep Refrigerated” — but the delicacy inside feels like it’s at room temperature! Oh, no! How can you be sure…

The Countdown

4-3 Weeks ahead: Invite guests, asking everyone to RSVP at least two weeks before Thanksgiving. Find out if your guests have special dietary requirements. Make sure you have enough tables, chairs, glassware and dinnerware or make arrangements to borrow or purchase 2 Weeks ahead: …

Brilliant Buffets and Party Platters

Download a Healthy Guests: Happy Holidays flyer  A popular way to celebrate holidays or any party occasion is to invite friends and family to a buffet. However, this type of food service, where foods may be out for long periods leaves the door open…

The More the Merrier: Lots of People, Lots of Leftovers

When preparing for your special event, remember that there may be an invisible enemy ready to strike. It’s called BAC (foodborne bacteria), and it can make you sick. Lots of people and little time can create opportunities for mishandling and contamination.  After the big…

Handling Ingredients

Our Holiday meal favorites are foods made from scratch! Here are guidelines for the safe handling of a few of the ingredients that go into your holiday dishes. Foodborne illness can strike anyone. But If you are preparing foods for people who are at a higher…

Talking Turkey

Get all of the information you need for a safe holiday feast! Download our fun and friendly Thanksgiving Infographic. (Below).  Be prepared! Before purchasing your turkey, make ample space in your refrigerator, moving shelves if necessary. Fresh or frozen? There is no quality difference between a…

Seven Super Steps to Safe Food in the Summer

During warm weather, it is especially important to take extra precautions and practice safe food handling when preparing perishable foods such as meat, poultry, seafood and egg products. The warmer weather conditions may be ideal for outdoor picnics and barbecues, but they also provide…

Summer without Salmonella

Are you aware that illnesses from Salmonella spike in the summer? And that the overwhelming majority of hospitalizations from Salmonellosis occur in children under 5 years of age? We’ve created flyers and postcards in English and Spanish so you can TAKE ACTION this summer…