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The Partnership for Food Safety Education


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 is the primary consumer education organization leveraging resources from public and private sectors to educate the public about the importance of safe food handling to good health.

The value of the Partnership for Food Safety Education continues to be in its’ network of participating organizations [see below] and message amplifiers from industry, government, and consumer and scientific non-profits.

The national network of message amplifiers (BAC Fighters) has grown to more than 10,000. BAC Fighters are in communities around the country and serve in a variety of capacities, including in health care, child care, food service, food assistance, food retail, public schools, youth groups, public health, and nutrition education, among others. Sign up to be a BAC Fighter!

The challenges in food safety education have evolved, and the need to measure progress is critical. The Partnership is taking on these challenges by launching a strategic initiative aimed at growing capacity and improving effectiveness.

Our Partners Include:


  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Frozen Food Institute
  • Association of Food and Drug Officials
  • Consumer Federation of America
  • Food Marketing Institute
  • Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • International Association for Food Protection
  • International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association
  • International Food Information Council Foundation
  • National Chicken Council
  • National Pork Board
  • National Turkey Federation
  • North American Millers’ Association
  • NSF International
  • Produce Marketing Association
  • United Fresh Produce Association

Federal Government Liaison

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, FSIS
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration, CFSAN
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

International Affiliate

  • Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education

To learn more about becoming a PFSE Partner, contact Shelley Feist, Executive Director,


Written by americanveterannewspaper

September 3, 2011 at 1:40 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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