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EP 955B - How to Reduce Risk of Food Poisoning

Summary: It's estimated that there are 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths each year due to foodborne illnesses.
Air Date: 8/27/19
Duration: 20:07
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Shelley Feist, Executive Director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE)
Shelley Feist is Executive Director of the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education. At the Partnership she has focused on delivery of evidence-based food safety information to consumers, on developing networks of health and food safety educators and on organizational development and effectiveness. She has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and other media on the topic of safe food handling for consumers. Prior to joining the Partnership, Shelley was with the Pew Charitable Trusts. She has worked for two U.S Senators, focusing on appropriations and domestic policy, and was Director of Government Liaison for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Partnership sponsors webinar events throughout the year for food safety and health educators, and is the host of the biannual Consumer Food Safety Education Conference. Shelley led development of The Story of Your Dinner and Produce Pro consumer campaigns, and dozens of other consumer education and outreach materials.

About the Partnership for Food Safety Education
The non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education is the originator of science-based food safety messages and the national leader in developing and disseminating information around the linkage of food safety consumer education with positive health outcomes. Food safety and health educators, and consumers, can download free food safety education information from the Partnership’s website at www.fightbac.org. The Partnership is the creator and steward of the popular Fight BAC!® national food safety education campaign.
EP 955B - How to Reduce Risk of Food Poisoning
One in six Americans experience a foodborne illness each year -- and that just represents cases that have been reported.

Unfortunately, these illnesses can be quite serious. In a year, it's estimated that there are 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. But, the good news is, many incidences are highly preventable. 

Shelley Feist, Executive Director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE), discusses the four key steps to reduce your risk of food poisoning, including:

  • Clean (hand-washing, proper washing/drying of fruits and vegetables)
  • Separate (individual cutting boards, keeping counter-tops clean)
  • Cook (don't under-cook foods)
  • Chill (getting foods in the fridge within 60-90 minutes, know the internal temp of your fridge)
Listen as Feist joins Dr. Roizen to expand upon these steps, as well as share additional information on foodborne illnesses. 

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