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Partnership For Food Safety Education

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Consumer Protection, Education, Food, Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, Health, Public Health

Mission: The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE), saves lives & improves public health through research-based, actionable consumer food safety initiatives that reduce foodborne illness.

Results: - Directly reach more than 197 million consumers on the importance of safe food handling. - 20 years of proven leadership in the field of consumer food safety education. - Our campaigns change consumer behaviors to behaviors that help them reduce their risk of foodborne illness and its severe health impacts.

Target demographics: families reduce their risk of foodborne illness and prevent its severe health impacts

Direct beneficiaries per year: 13,000 health and food safety educators who reach 8.5 million consumers

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: The Partnership's Fight BAC! campaign was developed using public opinion research and expert scientific and technical review. Fight BAC! provides extensive free materials for health educators to reach families on basic, preventative, safe food handling through 4 key steps: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill. To learn more visit www.fightbac.org .

Community Stories

152 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for everything you do for public food safety! Resources and trainings are very informative for all ages and groups, from infants and toddlers to seniors, from the general public to non-profit food service centers.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great resources that are designed with general public use in mind, making their material invaluable in providing public health information to the participants I work with.
They are also generous in providing quality professional continuing education webinars!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have used their professional education programs and have found them very worthwhile with valuable information and excellent speakers. Keep up the good work.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've used resources from the Partnership for many years in conducting food safety education in my community programs. I can always count on them for great materials!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Very helpful and, in most cases, free information provided for health and education professionals as well as for consumers in the very important area of food preparation and storage and prevention of contamination by bacteria.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent information, the webinar series in particular. While the focus is food safety, the speakers successfully present the concepts so that they are applicable to the broader issue of health change behavior

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked as a communications associate with the Partnership since December 2017. It's such a great organization to work for! I am very passionate about the mission of helping to prevent foodborne illness. PFSE does great work to keep families safe.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been a privilege to serve on the PSFE's board. The Partnership's success is built on the recognition that education and behavior change must involve strong relationships. The Partnership leverages its network of thousands of "Bac fighters" to make food safety personal, and the stories of transformation are inspirational.

Kara L.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Fight Bac is such a great resource - they are my go-to resource when I am trying to find supportive information. I am working on a new curriculum for child care providers, and they have a multitude of resources that have been very helpful. The bi-annual conferences that they organize are well done and certainly make me want to go back.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Helping educate the public about food safety through excellent publications, infographics and programs.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Partnership for Food Safety Education is relentlessly passionate about helping serve others to prevent foodborne illlneas.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Congratulations for 20 years of service! This organization provides excellent resources and education for professionals to provide food safety education to the public.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Congratulations to the Partnership on 20 years of great work! Thank you for the science based food safety information and messages, knowledge exchanges and food safety conference you offer “BAC Fighters” in the field. The information and easy to use tools provided by the Partnership greatly increases my capacity as a public health educator working in food safety and communicable disease prevention. Looking forward to many more great years!!

patbuck_foodsafetyadvocate

Board Member

Rating: 5

Congratulations to the Partnership for 20 years of educating the American people about food safety! When my grandson died of E.coli O157:H7 in 2001, PFSE was only four years old and there weren’t as many BAC Fighters as there are today. It’s taken a lot of hard work, and while the results are amazing, there is still so much more to be done! As a Board member, I look forward to helping the Partnership to fulfill its mission of developing strong food safety messages so that all Americans can make informed decisions about the food they serve to themselves and their loved ones.

Patricia Buck, PFSE Board Member
Executive Director
Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Congratulations in reaching 20 years for promoting food safety practices! Your webinars, teleconferences, & free downloadable hand outs have been an immense help to me in my profession with spreading the message of safer food handling practices to my clients. The science behind the information is made tangible to the average person & I've found positive responses from those I've referred to your website too. Keep up the great work!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I use the materials from PFSE to educate the public on the prevention of food poisoning via the regional poison control center for South Florida. It's very helpful to have the Fight BAC resources ready to go, and to know that they are well researched and focus-tested. I don't have much time to devote exclusively to food safety (with so many other poisons to educate about), so I appreciate the PFSE helping to fill that gap. We've also shared their social media posts via Florida and national poison control center social media. Thanks!

Kathy60

Board Member

Rating: 5

Congratulations to the Partnership for Food Safety Education for 20 years of helping BAC Fighters and consumers understand safe food handling -- why it's important and how to do it. Your free downloads, webinars and more give educators (in the broadest terms) the tools they need to do their jobs. This public-private partnership among industry organizations, consumer groups and government agencies has been making it work for everyone!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Partnership for Food Safety Education provides an invaluable service, offering science-based, credible advice on how consumers should handle food to reduce their risk of foodborne illness. In particular, the resources available are free to the wide variety of people who take on food safety education as part of their roles. Food safety educators come from a variety of professions, and the Partnership provides a community in which they can learn from each other and from experts. No one else provides this unique and vital role.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Happy 20th Anniversary, PFSE! The Partnership for Food Safety Education has provided high quality, timely, science-based resources for food safety educators, health professionals, teachers and families for 20 years! Whether it is a need for educational materials or ideas about evaluating outcomes, the Partnership helps BAC-Fighters nationwide protect public health. Best of all? The materials are free which is great for health educators and teachers with tight budgets! The Partnership plans and implements a Food Safety Education Conference that brings together food safety educators nationwide. It is a great opportunity to share experiences, get new ideas, network with other food safety professionals and learn how to be more effective as an educator. I have used Partnership campaigns such as Fight BAC!, MythBusters, ProducePro and others to reach audiences of adults and youth. If you haven't tried www.fightbac.org, don't let another year go by without it!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PFFSE provides a excellent educational information of a great value easy to understad and put it in action. Galo Medina.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Personal and helpful, even to a new member who requests insight and feedback. I wrote a blind email inquiring about all kinds of things and someone got right back to me and answered my questions, advised how to get involved AND suggested how they could help me. The overall purpose of this group, to educate on food safety, is worthy in itself. But to be able to provide a face with a name and an individual, communicate not via a mass e-mail shows the commitment the Partnership for Food Safety Education has to its mission as well as to its members and advocates. Mary Angela Miller, KeepSafeFood