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.
The Partnership for Food Safety Education is relentlessly passionate about helping serve others to prevent foodborne illlneas.
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
Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
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!
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.
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!
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Joseph Louis Seoane
Northridge East Neighborhood Council
"An Educated Consumer is our Best Customer". That phrase was popularized by a well known clothing store spokesperson. I couldn't agree more, especially when it comes to Food Safety. An educated consumer who learns, lives, and teaches the four principles of Consumer Food Safety Education - CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK and CHILL, is behaving safely and responsibly. They are our heroes. The Partnership for (Consumer) Food Safety Education staff, volunteers and partners all work so hard to educate consumers directly, and through educators including BAC fighters - a volunteer army of caring individuals committed to stamping out preventable foodborne illness. The Partnership staff do such a great job of preparing and providing easy-to-use materials, maintaining an awesome website and promoting foodsafe behaviors. They always stand ready to meet the needs of those that wish to carry the FightBac message forward. Thanks Partnership staff!
The materials the Partnership has have been scientifically vetted, and they are credible. They're also consumer-tested, so I know they'll work when I use them. I use the information in social media, in my work with mainstream media, and with colleagues, friends, and family. There's so much information out there -- much of it not true -- and I'm glad the information is there to help get the right messages out to consumers. That helps all of us effectively take charge of our own and our family's safety.
It is so important to provide consumers with the food safety information they need to make well informed decisions for keeping themselves and their family safe from foodborne illness. No one does this better than the Partnership for Food Safety Education. As a representative of the food safety regulatory community, I can attest to the real impact the Partnership has on food safety in this country.
I have been involved in the Partnership for over 10 years, the last 2 as a Board member. This organization has grown in that time period because it has focused exclusively on consumer food safety education, and the programs and materials needed to positively affecting consumer behaviors. It is difficult to measure the impact of the Partnership programs, but the reach of the organization is extensive, reaching educators of children and adults through schools, extension services and directly online. The Partnership has succeeded in attracting the support of government agencies, consumer groups, trade associations and organizations and individual companies to a common cause, providing important guidance on the most effective activities, and leveraging the resources of its members. As a result, the Partnership has successfully established itself as a national resource, one that will take on the leadership role in the upcoming national consumer food safety education conference. The Partnership prevents illnesses and saves lives by educating millions of consumers. That's why I support it and why I have chosen to serve on the Board.
The Partnership for Food Safety Education is the only national organization that brings together all stakeholders - consumer groups, the food industry, and government - for the important goal of providing information to consumers to help them prepare and handle food safely in their homes and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. The highly useful materials developed by the Partnership are used by educators all across the country. The Partnership has an important mission that deserves greater recognition.
The Partnership for Food Safety Education has provided me with consistent and concise food safety messages and creative campaigns and materials to teach both adults and children how to keep food safe. I have been able to use the BAC character and the clean, separate, cook and chill messages in educational materials and programs for children and youth audiences that have reached thousands of youth. By bringing together industry, government and food safety professionals, the Partnership has enhanced efforts of food safety educators nationwide to improve health and save lives.