BAC Fighters “Wowed” by Consumer Food Safety Conference


Whether you attended in person, watched the live broadcast, or kept tabs on Twitter from work, BAC Fighters are reporting that CFSEC2107 is having a big effect on their work.

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There was an excellent variety of sectors represented; BAC Fighters from academia, the corporate world, and government made up over 60% of attendees, with co-op extension, public health, and nonprofits making up nearly all of the rest. We would love to spread the word to more school teachers for the next conference!





Frank Yiannas Led the Top Five Keynote and Plenary Sessions                     

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  1.   Food Safety = Behavior 2.0/Frank Yiannas
  2.   What are key elements of effective behavioral change strategies?/BenjaminChapman &  Michael Roberson
  3.  What Affects Risk Perception & Motivation? /Monique Turner, Rylee Gustafson and  Christine Prue
  4.  The Behavior Change Wheel/Lou Atkins
  5.  The Power of Habit/Charles Duhigg


But What Do You Really Think?


  • 98% of attendees learned strategies for increasing adherence to safe food handling behaviors among consumers.
  • 100% said you will make changes in your practice as a result of information presented at this conference.
  • 98% learned strategies for increasing adherence to safe food handling behaviors among consumers.
  • 100% of you told us that the conference provided you with opportunities to develop your network of professional contacts.
  • 100% of conference-goers reported that they will disseminate this information to create positive behavior changes in consumer food handling practices.

Your Food Safety Outreach is Both Deep and Broad!CFSEC2017Photo_MG_1071

You reported that your potential audience includes:

  • +1000 patients and community members, family members as well.
  • ~300, caregivers, healthcare staff, community members
  • At least 30 other regulators.
  • All residents in the city and county of Denver and restaurant owners and employees.
  • The state of Arizona – all counties and regulatories with in them.
  • Retailer: ~2500 stores and guests
  • High school students
  • Patients at a doctor’s office about 20 patients a week.
  • 250 – teachers in WA State
  • 300+ I teach food safety training to our partner agencies at a foodbank.
  • Direct: 3000/yea Indirect:10,000 year Social media:20,000/year
  • Over 240 peers and professionals
  • I am an extension agent and serve 7 countries, do television and therefore the potential audience is in the thousands.
  • 1000 Servsafe/volunteer training
  • Potential Audience – city of Las Vegas Industry food handlers

Top 5 Ways You Prefer to Receive Partnership for Food Safety messages:

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  1. Ecards
  2. Facebook/Twitter (tie)
  3. Website
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Professional Webinars





Was Your Main Purpose in Attending this Conference Achieved?

The answers were overwhelmingly: YES!        CFSEC2017Photo_MG_0944

  • Learning more about current research in food safety behavior and intervention strategies. The purpose was highly achieved.
  • To better communicate with those we inspect to instill lasting change. Yes, I was able to see why what lab can be done better.
  • To have scientific fundamental about food handling. Yes, this was a very powerful conference.
  • To learn new strategies and techniques for teaching food safety. Yes.
  • Understanding what others are doing and exchange resources and network – yes
  • To better understand the concept of behavior change and how it can be applied to food safety. Yes!
  • To find out more information on how to have a better social media presence on food safety. Yes, I learned a lot. The breakout sessions on behavior change in the digital age was great.
  • To learn and meet industry academia and government personnel, yes.
  • Learned more about teaching food safety using different techniques. Yes, felt a lot like the conference focused on this.
  • Enhance my professional development. Yes – very relevant and impactful.
  • Became familiar with food safety and learn some messages to improve the food safety culture at my office/lab. It was met and I have several tools to take home.
  • Having some ideas for my PhD dissertation. Yes, I got a lot of new great ideas.

Last but not Least 

99% said you would attend this conference again!

See you in Orlando in 2019!

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