Virtual Conference for Food Safety Education Planned for March 9-12, 2021

Virtual Conference for Food Safety Education Planned for March 9-12, 2021

Topics for the Consumer Food Safety Education Virtual Conference will explore COVID-19 and food safety, handwashing behavior and more.

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December 7, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Partnership for Food Safety Education will host the Consumer Food Safety Education Virtual Conference, March 9-12, 2021, one of the only conferences in the U.S. dedicated to consumer food safety education. The conference convenes research experts and the community-based health and food safety educators across the U.S. who are involved in educating people about food safety.
 
This year’s conference will explore many timely topics, including those that have impacted consumers since the COVID-19 pandemic began. 
 
“When the pandemic hit, we had consumers worried about getting COVID-19 from their food and food packages,” said Shelley Feist, executive director, Partnership for Food Safety Education. “The community of food safety educators — we call them BAC fighters — sprang into action to share evidenced-based information with the public that addressed these and other concerns.” 
 
Conference topics, presented by experts in food safety from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture and more include consumers and safe handling of delivered foods; how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted consumer shopping and cooking behaviors; and educating low-income parents about effective strategies to improve home food safety practices.
 
For more information, visit www.fightbac.org/virtual