Friday, July 13, 2012 by Kathy Means
Keep kids safe with new food handling resources
If you have or know a kid in childcare or know a childcare provider, help us spread the word about a new food safety resource thanks to the Partnership for Food Safety Education (the Fight BAC! folks).
PFSE notes: “It is critical that anyone who cares for young children – whether at home or in a child care setting – be aware of the special risks of foodborne infection faced by infants and toddlers. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data tell us that children under 4 years old are 4.5 times more likely to acquire bacterial infections from food compared to adults aged 20-49 years.”
Check out the website, where you will find seven sets of fact sheets to help food safety and health professionals in their work to train childcare workers from food handling to hand hygiene to diapering and more. PMA supports the PFSE as a way to include education for that final link in the food safety chain – consumers. You can use any of the PFSE resources, including those on produce handling for free.
Let us know about your consumer food safety education efforts in the food safety discussion on PMA Xchange.
Tags: Food Safety