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.