These food safety lessons provide consumers and future consumers with the tools they need to help minimize their risk from harmful pathogens in the food supply. They will help participants understand how knowledge about pathogen reduction, time and temperature abuse, and cleanliness will help decrease their incidence of foodborne illness. Learn more about the lessons.
Four lessons focus on the relationship between germs and foodborne illness,critical control points--from purchasing through handling leftovers--when foods may become contaminated, and the importance of handwashing and personal cleanliness.
- Lesson 1: What's bugging you?
An overview of the importance of food safety and become familiar with common foodborne pathogens.
- Lesson 2: What are Consumer Control Points?
Discusses the application of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles to prevent foodborne illness in the home.
- Lesson 3: Where is the Danger Zone?
A hypothetical situation using cartoon characters explains the importance of time and temperature in keeping food safe.
- Lesson 4: Who is Fat Tom?
An animated turkey, Fat Tom, explains the importance of factors affecting the growth of foodborne pathogens.
After each lesson there is a computer-scored quiz to complete. You will receive immediate feedback that helps assess your understanding of the food safety concepts taught.