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Partnership for Food Safety Education

Composed of government agencies, organizations such as American Egg Board, and other nonprofit groups, the Partnership works to educate consumers on the proper handling of foods to prevent foodborne illness. The Be Food Safe and Fight Bac! programs of the Partnership are based on four simple steps:


Wash hands and surfaces often.


Don’t cross-contaminate.


Cook to proper temperatures.


Refrigerate promptly.

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