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IFIC Foundation Marks Food Safety Education Month Theme of “Food Safety Matters”; Activities Include Webinar, Facebook Art Contest, Twitter Chat, Weekly Blog Posts
Date:9/10/2013

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 10, 2013

Most people give at least some thought to the safety of the food they eat, but fewer are knowledgeable about many of the risks involved and how to combat them, according to surveys by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation.

That’s why the IFIC Foundation is spending September—Food Safety Education Month—helping educate the public about why “Food Safety Matters.” The theme underscores how everyone, along the entire supply chain from farm to fork, has a role to play in enhancing the safety of the food and beverages we consume.

Some of the activities include:

  •     A webinar Sept. 19 from 2–3 p.m. Registered dietitians and dietetic technicians who take part may earn one Continuing Professional Education credit hour. Speakers will include Britanny Saunier, project and development associate at the Partnership for Food Safety Education; CiCi Williamson, food safety specialist with the Meat and Poultry Hotline at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service; and Tony Flood, IFIC’s senior director for food safety communications.

Topics will include consumer perceptions, myths, and common questions about food safety and safe food-handling. Participants can sign up here.

  •     An art contest, currently underway on the IFIC Foundation’s Food Insight Facebook page. Entrants must submit original art—either a picture, a collage, an infographic, a short video or other visual artwork—explaining why “food safety matters” to them. Two entrants, whose submissions will be voted on by the public a
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