USDA Free Food Safety Webinars

Posted on September 5, 2014 by

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Food Safety 101 Webinars

We all know very well that foodborne illness is a serious public health threat. CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) could suffer from foodborne illness this year, resulting in roughly 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. This September, to celebrate Food Safety Education Month, FSIS is hosting a free two-part webinar series title “Food Safety 101” to provide the public with useful tools to combat foodborne illnesses.

The webinars will emphasize the message of the USDA’s four steps to food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill and offer a unique opportunity to hear from FSIS’ educators, researchers and partners.

“Back to Basics,” the first webinar in this series, will occur on September 10, from noon to 1:30 pm EST, and cover basic food safety tasks and the risks associated with poor food safety.

“Everyday Application” will occur a week later on September 17, from noon to 1:30 pm EST. Participants of the second webinar will be able to identify how, as shown by research, most people in the U.S. are not being food safe and how to prevent foodborne illnesses.

Interested individuals can register for the webinar series at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/newsroom/meetings/meetings-archive/2014/food-safety-101-webinars. If you are unavailable on September 10 or September 17, the webinar series will be accessible at http://www.fsis.usda.gov at a later date. For questions, please contact FSES Public Affairs Specialist Amelia Kermis at Amelia.kermis@fsis.usda.gov.

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