The pressing need for cooperation in consumer food safety education was framed in a 1996 report, “Putting the Food Handling Issue on the Table: the Pressing Need for Food Safety Education.” The non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education was formed in 1997 when government agencies, industry, and consumer groups pledged to work together to develop the first science-based, consumer education program, Fight BAC!®. The campaign’s four core actionable messages of Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill remain the fundamental basis of consumer education in safe food handling.
The Partnership's mission is to end illness and death from foodborne infection in the United States. Sharing in this mission are a group of group of health and food safety educators called BAC Fighters.
On Team Food Safety, you will find many resources that support BAC Fighters in their work. Check out the BAC Fighter page for a complete list.
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