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Partnership for Food Safety Education

The Partnership for Food Safety Education works with science experts and federal liaisons to develop and promote effective education programs to reduce foodborne illness risk for consumers. The Partnership is the creator and steward of the Fight BAC!® campaign and the four core food safety messages of clean, separate, cook, and chill.

Consumer Food Safety Education Conference 2017

The next conference is January 26-27, 2017 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC. Pre-conference workshops are planned for Wednesday, January 25. Abstract submission will open in late April, 2016.

Fight BAC! with the Core Four Rules

Consumers have the power to Fight BAC!® and to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. It’s as easy as following these core four practices for home food safety.

ProducePro: Safe Produce

Educating Consumers and Educators Give consumers an overview of the 6 Smart Steps for handling fresh produce to prevent food poisoning.

Go 40 or Below

The Go 40 or Below consumer campaign Maintaining home refrigerators at 40 °F or below is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. The tools on this page help you share this important message with the most vulnerable consumers in your community.

Foodborne Pathogens

The U.S. Public Health Service has identified the following microorganisms as being the biggest culprits of foodborne illness, either because of the severity of the sickness or the number of cases of illness they cause. Beware of these pathogens: Fight BAC!®.

Home Food Safety Mythbusters

Many Americans’ freezers are stocked with fast, tasty convenience foods. While the shortest distance between the freezer and the table may be the microwave oven, not all convenience foods can be safely cooked in the microwave. The Cook It Safe campaign was created in partnership with industry groups and the federal government to provide consumer guidelines on the safe cooking of frozen and ready-to-eat convenience foods.

Safety in All Seasons

Spring, summer, winter, and fall -- all seasons have unique safe food handling challenges. This page contains information to help consumers handle food safely from New Year’s buffets through holiday cookie making.

Kids Food Safety

The Partnership for Food Safety Education’s Fight BAC!® for Kids section is where you can find kids’ food safety information: programming, ideas, and fun activities for kids that teach them about the basics of safe food handling. This page provides links to kids’ food safety curricula for all ages, from pre-K through high school.

Share your Success Stories

Please share stories about how individuals are positively affected by your use of Fight BAC!® materials in your food safety outreach work. Submit your story to and we will share it with the BAC Fighter community! We hope you find our materials helpful and informative and that you’ll visit us often!

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