A Foodborne Illness Mystery

Peter Wong is tackling food safety by writing a mystery about an outbreak of foodborne illness aboard a cruise ship. The book is the latest in the Galactic Academy of Science series, in which middle school students travel through time to learn enough science…

Holiday Food Safety Resources

Use these resources for a holiday that’s food safe…not stressful!

NC State University Cooperative Extension Teaches Kids to Fight BAC!

Melinda Houser Leads 4-H Program Melinda Houser does her part to Fight BAC by teaching kids through the North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Health Champion Challenge. In the 4-H program she leads, kids between ages 9 to 13 learn about everything from exercise…

The National Chicken Council Debunks Myth

Rinsing Raw Poultry Does Not Remove Bacteria The Partnership for Food Safety Education isn’t the only organization working to bust food safety myths! Recently, the National Chicken Council referenced Home Food Safety Mythbusters in their outreach to the media. The National Chicken Council noted the fact that rinsing raw…

Food Safety is a Shared Responsibility

Shelley Feist, Executive Director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education Note: Cross-posted from the IFIC Foundation’s Nutrition Blog. Food safety is a shared responsibility across the food supply. This Food Safety Education Month, the IFIC Foundation is featuring guest blog posts from the various…

The Partnership for Food Safety Education in HGTV Magazine

The Partnership for Food Safety Education was featured in the October/November edition of HGTV Magazine. It may feel wasteful to toss what seems (and smells) like good turkey and stuffing, but Thanksgiving leftovers really should not be kept for a week. Executive Director Shelley…

World Health Day Letter from the Executive Director

Shelley Feist, Executive Director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education, discusses World Health Day 2015. The World Health Day has set aside April 7 to focus on food safety from farm to plate— the theme of World Health Day 2015.  WHO says the…

Fight BAC! In Assisted Living Communities

Lucy Dobson, a BAC! Fighter from Maryland, trains assisted living staffers on various practices that would improve conditions for the elderly, including proper food handling practices. Lucy feels that the senior population is underserved and is the population most vulnerable to foodborne illness.  Fight BAC! materials…

Teaching Food Safety in the Classroom

TRACY AJELLO WAS AN AUTHOR OF THE ORIGINAL FIGHT BAC! MATERIALS “Raise your hand if you have leftovers in your fridge” says Tracy Ajello, a 5th grade teacher at Doolittle School in Cheshire, Connecticut. Hands shoot up in the air. Tracy often starts her…

National Turkey Federation: Safely Enjoy Poultry on the Grill

The Partnership for Food Safety Education collaborated with the National Turkey Federation (NTF) on an e-card reminding consumers and food safety educators about safely enjoying poultry products on the grill. The e-card went out to more than 13,000 BAC Fighters (food safety educators) on June 12,…