Become a Contributing Partner

A contributing partner of the Partnership for Food Safety Education is an organization that values the importance of consumer food safety education to reducing the rate of foodborne illness in the U.S. Through an annual financial contribution, a partner commits to not only supporting the Partnership’s education efforts but also to being a thought partner through collaboration with 24 other partners and federal liaisons (FDA, CDC, and USDA). To learn more about becoming a contributing partner, contact Britanny Saunier at

The Need

48 million

Americans will have food poisoning this year.

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is the leading cause of bacterial illness in children under 5, accounting for approximately 60% of hospitalizations and deaths.

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$6.9 Billion

in costs are associated with five bacterial pathogens: Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, E. coliO157:H7 and E. coli non-O157:H7 STEC. These costs are associated with medical expenses, lost productivity, and death.

Our Impact

Serve 13,000 health and food safety educators nationwide.

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Educators reach 8.5 million households a year using our free, evidence-based materials.

Originator and host to that features hundreds of free, evidence-based safe food handling resources and receives 1.6 million visitors a year.

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Leading convener of food industry, federal government, and public health, facilitating a collaborative approach to food safety education.

Partnering with PFSE

“Working closely with the Partnership for Food Safety Education, our federal state and local partners, as well as a network of public health educators is critical in reaching as many consumers as possible.”

~ Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, FSIS, USDA

Extend your organization’s values of safety and quality to inspire and inform customers, health educators and consumers.

Connect with peer organizations and companies that are industry leaders.

Be at the table to guide program development and outreach for the consumer, through educators.

Enhance and gain trust from consumers and health and food safety educators by aligning with a nonprofit that focuses on reducing illness.

Move the needle forward on reducing the rate of foodborne illness in the U.S. and its severe health impacts on families with children.

Your Impact


of your financial support goes directly to providing trusted, science-based behavioral health messaging and a network of resources to support consumers in their efforts to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

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Strengthen the nationwide network of community health educators.

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Developing new consumer education campaigns featuring the latest in food safety research.

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Improve the quantity, quality, and access to resources for our health and food safety educators.

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Continue and enhance learning opportunities for educators like conferences, webinars, and knowledge exchanges.