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USDA to Showcase Food Safety Education Campaign at D.C. Health and Fitness Event

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is applying the final touches on the Be Food Safe exhibit (booth #1704) for the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 16 – 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The event is free to the public.

FSIS’ exhibit will highlight USDA’s “Be Food Safe” Campaign, built around the four food safety messages: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.  It teaches consumers about the importance of safe food handling, and the prevention of foodborne illness to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy.

Booth visitors will also learn about Ask Karen, the FSIS virtual representative, the Meat and Poultry Hotline, Thermy™, Is It Done Yet?, and Todo Cuenta, an outreach program for Spanish speaking communities.

The exhibit’s hands-on demonstrations will show consumers how to calibrate a food thermometer, the importance of hand washing, and what bacteria look like under the lens of a high-powered microscope.

To learn more about food safety, visit our Website and follow us on Twitter. If you’re in D.C. this weekend, drop by our booth and say Hi!

FSIS launches YouTube channel

Be Food Safe From USDA Trademark LogoAlthough USDA has its own page on YouTube, we’re still looking to find as many ways to get public information out as possible. That’s why the Food Safety and Inspection Service is online with a YouTube page of its own at www.youtube.com/USDAFoodSafety.

You’ll be able to find video in English, Spanish and American Sign Language about all kinds of food safety issues — how to prepare and store food, for example, or what to do with food after a natural disaster.

This is just one more part of the bigger effort to ensure Americans are eating safe food. Keep checking out the new page frequently as we upload important food safety messages for consumers and producers.