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Fight Bac! Keep Food Safe

Food handling safety risks at home are more common than most people think. The four easy lessons of CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK, and CHILL can help prevent harmful bacteria from making your family sick. To find out more about food safety, visit

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Give bacteria the cold shoulder. The bacterium Listeria monocyotogenes can grow at refrigerator temperatures. Keep your refrigerator at 40°F or below. Use a thermometer to monitor.

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To facilitate safe produce handling education efforts, the Partnership has enhanced the existing FightBAC!® program offerings with new produce handling educational materials and community outreach ideas.

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For more than 10 years the U.S. Department of Agriculture, along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has served as a Federal liaison to the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE), the non-profit, public/private partnership that created the FightBAC!® campaign. This national program emphasizes the four basic safe food handling behaviors: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill. Subsequent USDA initiatives have all supported these messages and the Be Food Safe campaign focuses directly on these four key concepts. Find Out More.