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How many do you know? Top 10 food safety myths and facts

Editor’s note: For the final day of Food Safety Month, we bring you these popular — and dangerous — myths and their factual counterparts from the Partnership for Food Safety Education. MYTH: If I microwave food, the microwaves kill the bacteria, so the food is safe. FACT: Microwaves aren’t what kill bacteria – it’s the heat generated… Continue Reading

How to Keep Your Refrigerator Safe for Food

September is National Food Safety Education Month and this year, the Partnership for Food Safety Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration are trying to debunk some common myths about keeping food safe in the refrigerator. Use a Thermometer Feeling the cold air when you open… Continue Reading

Taylor, Ronholm Praise Food Safety Educators

In addressing attendees of the 2014 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference in Arlington, VA, last week, Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine at the Food and Drug Administration, and Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Brian Ronholm praised the work of the Partnership for Food Safety Education and other food safety educators. “I say all the time… Continue Reading

Academia Has Most Food Safety Educators, Government Reaches Most Consumers

According to an analysis by the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE), academia, public health agencies and schools are the most active sources of food safety education in the U.S. PFSE commissioned North Carolina State University to conduct the survey to identify the organizations most involved with food safety education, the audiences they serve, and the channels they… Continue Reading

Consumer Food Safety Education Conference to be Broadcast Live

The 2014 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference organized by the Partnership for Food Safety Education takes place in Arlington, VA, this week, but anyone unable to make the sessions in person can tune in to watch some of them live online. On Thursday, Dec. 4, you can visit www.communitek.tv/CFSEC-1 for the following conference sessions: Opening… Continue Reading

The Best of Food Safety: Consumer Organizations

This week, Food Safety News is acknowledging leaders who help keep our food supply safe.  Today we celebrate consumer organizations.  In the days ahead we’ll celebrate leaders in non-government organizations, the food industry and the news media. Of course, no list is ever complete so if you think we’ve forgotten someone, please leave us a… Continue Reading

Recall Basics for Consumers

On Wednesday, the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) launched it’s Recall Basics for Consumers campaign.  The campaign’s aim is to educate consumers on the need to pay attention to recalls and encourage them to take action to identify recalled products in their homes. According to the partnership’s Executive Director, Shelley Feist, “These new materials… Continue Reading

Food Safety Education Month Winds Down

In case you didn’t know: September is National Food Safety Education Month. Food Safety News recently had a chance to talk with Shelley Feist, the executive director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education, a long-time food safety education pioneer, about her organization’s role in promoting food safety this month. What is the Partnership for Food… Continue Reading