A Message from Shelley Feist
COVID-19 Prevention Page
People desire the facts that put them in control. As you continue to promote hand hygiene, surface cleaning and disinfecting as fundamentals to good health, here are key messages and resources for you to share with your community.
Clean vs. Sanitize: Know the Difference
It's important to know the difference between  cleaning  and  sanitizing.  They aren't the same thing.

Both are important to help prevent the spread of harmful germs.
Cleaning  removes germs, dirt, and impurities  from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.

Sanitizing  lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects.

This process works by disinfecting surfaces or objects using a diluted liquid chlorine bleach solution. (see box)

Share these useful tools to help consumers learn the difference!

When To Clean & When to Sanitize
When You Should Clean

  • To remove dried food and spills from countertops
  • To remove food from a stove top
  • Wipe down interior refrigerator surfaces with hot water and soap

When You Should Sanitize

  • Someone sneezed all over your countertop
  • Someone sick touched your refrigerator door handle or faucet
  • Raw meat juice spilled on countertop, stove, sink, floor or in refrigerator
  • Raw meat touched a countertop, stove top, sink, utensil or cutting board or shelf in your refrigerator
Blog: Handwashing Basics
Actions to prevent foodborne illness can also mitigate COVID-19 risk.

In this blog post, PFSE Executive Director Shelley Feist covers the basics of handwashing.
Research Bites
Reminder: Ambassador application deadline is March 20 !
Internship in Food Safety Education
The Partnership for Food Safety Education is  accepting applications  for summer 2020 interns. Spread the word!
March Is Frozen Food Month!
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association ( NFRA) recognizes Frozen Food Month by offering an array of educational resources . Thank you NFRA for helping us
to provide BAC Fighters with valuable
resources throughout the year!