The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) was formed in 1997 as a response to an independent panel report, "Putting the Food Handling Issue on the Table: The Pressing Need for Food Safety Education," which called for a public-private partnership to educate the public about safe food handling and preparation.
The Partnership was formally launched with a Memorandum of Understanding signed on May 12, 1997, by the secretary of agriculture, secretary of health and human services and secretary of education, together with leaders of food trade associations, consumer/public health organizations and the Association of Food and Drug Officials.
The Partnership is a not-for-profit, 501 c 3 organization. As of early 2006, the Partnership's 20 members represent the country's leading food industry associations, commodity groups and professional associations in the food sciences, health and nutrition.
fightbac.org, the website of the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE), is a consumer food safety resource. Get free downloads on safe food handling information from Fight BAC!®.
The Partnership for Food Safety Education saves lives and improves public health through research-based, actionable consumer food safety initiatives that reduce foodborne illness.
PFSE unites representatives from industry associations, professional societies in food science, nutrition and health consumer groups, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration in an important initiative to educate the public about preventing foodborne illness.
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