Latest News from the Partnership for Food Safety Education

Kids Cook Up a Healthy Tomorrow!

Today is World Food Safety Day! Let’s inspire young people to take charge of their own healthy, safe meals. When young people prepare their own meals and snacks they are doing more than feeding themselves. A study from the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior suggests…

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Young Cooks Recipe Challenge Combines Science & Fun!

Research shows that when recipes contain food safety instructions, people follow them. In fact, 90% of people washed their hands using recipes with safety instructions, compared to just 59% who washed hands while preparing food without safety instructions…

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Be Aware & Prepare: Your Home Food Safety

In recent research released by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (Year 3 findings), 53% of respondents to a national survey reported having someone at higher risk of foodborne illness in their household. Someone at higher risk could be a young child, an elderly person, a pregnant family member, or a loved…

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Food Delivered with a Side of Safety

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly everyone made changes in how they purchase food and prepared meals. Concerns about in-store shopping and a scarcity of essential items gave rise to a new or increased reliance on delivery options. According to Nielsen IQ, online food and beverage sales…

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Watching & Learning: Multi-Year Behavior Study

A research team supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is conducting five separate iterations of a meal preparation study to address a specific consumer behavior and to determine the effectiveness of a behavior change intervention…

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COVID-19 Food Safety on Social Media

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Extension Food Safety units at Kansas State University (KSU) and the University of Missouri (MU Extension) used a variety of community outreach channels to distribute food safety information. Our primary channels included news stories, radio spots, public…

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It’s a Home Baking Bonanza!

Not unlike a delicious yeast bread, consumer spending on home baking rises during the holiday season. Cookies, cakes, pies and breads are delicious traditional goodies for winter holiday celebrations. According to NCSolutions, household spending on sweet and dessert items have been high throughout the COVID-19 pandemic…

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This Thanksgiving — Simple, Safe & Sane

Keeping your family safe from a foodborne illness is more important than ever. With the healthcare system fully employed to help people who have coronavirus, it is important to stay healthy and stay out of the hospital emergency room…

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Fight BAC! on the Farm

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “farm”? Perhaps you picture a huge field with stalks and vegetables. Many people don’t think about farms providing safe food for our families to eat. Food safety on the farm is not usually front of our minds on a day-to-day basis. But when a food recall makes the news, we may wonder are farmers keeping our food safe?

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Consumer Education Best of Times

We have seen such a dichotomy of events throughout the year that has been 2020. The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on those involved within the food system has been unprecedented. The pandemic has been likened to a hurricane that knows no shore. With the closure of dine-in restaurants, the retail…

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