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This short video from Fight BAC! corrects misinformation being promoted about the use of detergents, soap and bleach in cleaning fresh fruits and vegetables. 

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Coronavirus Related E-Cards

Read these recent E-cards with information relevant to safe living during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

As COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, becomes more prevalent in the U.S., we’ve been receiving questions from our partners about our role in prevention.
 
Coronavirus is a respiratory virus — it is not considered to be a foodborne illness by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — but similar actions to prevent foodborne illness can be taken to mitigate coronavirus.
 
People desire the facts that put them in control. We can count on you to continue to promote hand hygiene and surface cleaning and sanitizing as fundamentals to good health. Thank you!
 
Here are key messages and resources for you to share with your community:
 
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water.
Clean and sanitize surfaces, paying special attention to touch points (like door knobs and drawer pulls).
Do not show up to work when sick or when a family member is sick.
Continue to follow all of the basics of safe food handling at home: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill
 
The Fight BAC! brochure covers the important safe food handling steps.
 
You are the backbone of providing people in your communities with trustworthy information that keeps families safe.
 
We thank you all for your hard work and for helping us disseminate science-based information to consumers.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly at info@fightbac.org.

Watch a presentation by the CDC – Briefing on COVID-19 and food service. Sponsored by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (March 16, 2020)

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Additional Resources from the Partnership for Food Safety Education

Cleaning and Safety Webinars

If you are looking for resources that go more in-depth on the science behind hand hygiene and home surface cleaning, you might want to share these recorded webinars from our 2019 line up: 

  • “First We Wash Our Hands,” a webinar recorded in October 2019 on Global Handwashing Day with presenters from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Oregon State University Extension.
  • Two hands shaking with Covid-19 titleOur two-part “Clean Summit” webinar series:
    • Part 1, Handwashing, Dish Towels and Bathroom Towels, recorded May 2019 with presenters Dr. David Berendes, Epidemiologist, Global WASH Team, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr. Akrum Tamimi, Professor of Practice, Department of Biosystems Engineering, The University of Arizona.
    • Part 2, Surface Cleaning & Sanitizing, recorded June 2019 with presenters Mindy Costello, RS, MS, Consumer Informaton, NSF International, Dr. Akrum Tamimi, Professor of Practice, Department of Biosystems Engineering, The University of Arizona, and Dr. Shauna Henley, FCS Agent, University of Maryland Extension, Board Member, Partnership for Food Safety Education.

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