BAC Down! Give bacteria the cold shoulder. Keep your refrigerator at 40°F or below. Use a thermometer to monitor.
The bacterium Listeria monocytogenes can grow at refrigerator temperatures above 40°F. Pregnant women, young children and people with weakened immune systems are at greater risk of Listeriosis. For more information, visit these links:
- BAC Down! Fact Sheet – Downloadable 2-page version of the 4-color brochure for easy in-house reproduction.
- FDA Fact Sheet
- USDA Fact Sheet
Two sizes are available for you to download and use as stickers or buttons for your staff, colleagues or to provide as giveaways at local consumer events and health fairs.
BAC Down! Graphic
The graphic for you to incorporate into consumer outreach and education activities.
BAC Down! Brochure
Describes the importance of proper refrigeration temperature and use of a thermometer as well as additional CHILL tips for consumers. This can be customized with a company or organization logo.
BAC Down! Backgrounder
A screen PDF that provides an overview of the campaign, the campaign rationale and a detailed list of those participating to help reach consumers.
BAC Down! Activity Idea Generator
How can you BAC Down? Download the Activity Idea Generator for retailers that provides a variety of different ways you can tailor the BAC Down campaign to meet your unique store needs. From merchandising to consumer publicity, a wealth of ideas are provided.