Food Safety Matters: Food Safety Education Month

September 02, 2013
The International Food Information Council Foundation presents…
Food Safety Matters: Food Safety Education Month
Contact Brittany Mountjoy at 202-296-6540 or
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation would like to extend an invitation to you to participate in Food Safety Education during the full month of September.  This year's theme is “Food Safety Matters,” emphasizing the importance of food safety from farm to fork.
During September, the IFIC Foundation is hosting a series of events and activities to promote the importance of food safety and why it matters to everyone across the entire food chain. On September 19, 2013 from 1:00- 2:00 pm EDT, we will host an educational webinar “Food Safety Matters” that will feature data and consumer insights from our 2013 Food and Health Survey.  We will review consumer perceptions regarding food safety and examine trends in safe food handling practices.  Our special guests will include Britanny Saunier, Project & Development Associate with the Partnership for Food Safety Education to dispel the most common Food Safety Myths.  Additionally we will hear from CiCi Williamson, USDA Food Safety specialist who will provide an overview of the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline Hotline and answer common questions about food safety and safe food handling.

To download a PDF of the slides, click here.
Speakers for the webinar:
Tony Flood, Sr. Director, Food Safety & Defense – IFIC Foundation
Britanny Saunier, Project & Development Associate – Partnership for Food Safety Education
CiCi Williamson, Food Safety Specialist – Meat and Poultry Hotline, US Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Participation in the Web cast will serve as one (1) hour of Continuing Professional Education through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).  Registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered, may earn one CPE credit hour for attending the event.
Learning Objectives:
After completing this CPE program, participants will be able to:
Understand consumers' current knowledge, attitudes, and/or behaviors on food safety;
Identify opportunities for applying consumer research to improve food safety communications to enhance public health,
Dispel common myths about safe food handling
Gain valuable insights about USDA’s meat and poultry hotline to answer common consumer questions about safe food handling
Enhance knowledge about credible food safety resources
Suggested Learning Codes*:
4000  Wellness and Public Health
6000 Education, Training, and Counseling
9020 Evaluation and application of research
* Please note that although learning codes are listed above for this program, you may use any learning code if it is applicable.

Step 1: Please click here to register for this free CPE live-event.
Step 2: Read the learning objectives for this CPE program as listed above.
Step 3: Participate in the live-event Web cast on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 1:00pm ET.
Step 4: Complete the evaluation sent via email after the Web cast.
Step 5: Download the Certificate of Completion (PDF), put it in your files to verify completion of the CPE program and to receive one CPE credit hour. [NOTE: The link to the Certificate of Completion will be available for 30 days following the webinar.]
We would also like to encourage all stakeholders – health professionals, educators to join the discussion via Twitter Chat on September 17, 2013 from 8:00 pm- 10:00 pm EDT hosted by Agchat Foundation’s #foodchat. Also, show your talent in our Art Contest that will run through the whole month of September. Please visit the our Facebook page for details about the contest and the fabulous prizes in store for the winners and to enter today!
Make sure to follow us @Foodinsight!!
The IFIC Foundation’s blog and Facebook and Pinterest pages will be a hub of activity and the source of the latest publications and other information about Food Safety Month. There will be several new blogs posted throughout the month, along with practical tips to keep food safe.  
Food safety is a shared responsibility, and we hope that you will join us in September to discuss the importance of food safety and to celebrate our safe and abundant food supply here in the US.
The International Food Information Council Foundation is dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good. The IFIC Foundation is supported primarily by the broad-based food, beverage and agricultural industries. Visit
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