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Consumers Food Safety Education

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Educational Materials

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Handwashing Materials

  1. Handwashing Posters, Table Tents, Handouts

    Handwashing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of illness according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Helppromote handwashing at your work or community site with these FREE materials!  handout graphic pointer 
  2. Handwashing and General Food Safety Videos

    A collection of educational AND funny videos promoting handwashing, how to cough and sneeze, and more. video camera

Food Safety for Families Materials

  1. Food Safety for Families Fact Sheets and Podcast.  video camera hand graphic

    Topics include Safe practices for breast milk, formula and baby's first foods; Holiday cooking (turkey); Picnic and buffet foods; Cleaning;  Washing produce, preparing foods and more.

General Food Safety Topics

  1. Test Your Summer Food Safety Savvy powerpoint icon play video

  2. Handling Food Safely on the Road handout graphic pointer

  3. The Garden Grocery: Food Safety & Selection at the Farmers' Market powerpoint icon handout graphic pointer play video

  4. Let's Play ... FOOD: Keep or Toss? (Updated 2010) powerpoint icon handout graphic pointer play video

  5. Food Safety: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You! Food safety myths and facts. (Updated March, 2011)powerpoint icon handout graphic pointerplay video

  6. Foodborne Illness Can Cause More than a Stomach Ache: MyPyramid Food Safety Guidelines (Updated 2010) powerpoint icon handout graphic pointer play video

  7. Cold Pizza for Breakfast: MyPyramid Food Safety Tips for Teens & Tweens Who Cook (Handout updated 2010, updated PowerPoint to be available later this year) handout graphic pointer

  8. Pass the Taste Test ... Use a Thermometer!  handout graphic pointer

  9. Food Safety Checklist for "Planned-Over" Foods handout graphic pointer

  10. Cleaning the Kitchen Cupboard: Toss or Save? handout graphic pointer

  11. Grill It Safely handout graphic pointer

  12. Table tents (Printable document features 6 table tents on different food safety topics.)


FREE Handwashing Posters & Other Materials

English - Spanish handwashing poster

Help promote handwashing at your work or community site with these FREE materials! Includes a poster in English and Spanish, activity sheets for kids, table tents, health fair game, more ... Download here...

Food Safety App

4 Day Throw Away red graphicAn application available for Apple devices -- iPhone and iPod touch -- helps protect consumers from bad leftovers. The "4-Day Throw Away" application, available now from the App Store, is an extension of the 4-Day Throw Away campaign , which educates consumers about the dangers of foodborne illnesses and the four-day guideline for eating, freezing or throwing away leftovers. Read more about the App and the Campaign.