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MythBusters: Dishing Up Food Safety Fact From Fiction
Date:8/26/2009

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"People want to do the right thing to reduce risk of foodborne illness to themselves and their families," said Shelley Feist, PFSE's Executive Director. "By highlighting common food safety myths, the Partnership hopes to raise awareness with consumers of the facts behind the four core Fight BAC!(R) messages of Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill."

Foodborne illness comes with an expensive price tag, not only in terms of human suffering, but also associated health costs and lost productivity.

Educational materials including a video, teacher materials, and other consumer-friendly tools are available for free download at www.fightbac.org.

The Partnership for Food Safety Education works to save lives and improve public health through research-based, actionable consumer food safety initiatives that reduce foodborne illness. PFSE unites representatives from industry associations, professional societies in food science, and nutrition and health consumer groups, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration in an important initiative to educate the public about preventing foodborne illness.


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