Internet sites, such as foodsafety.gov and
safefood.eu, present food safety educational materials that are oriented to various age groups of children.
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Proper hand washing is a critical but
often overlooked intervention step in
the prevention of foodborne illness.
When the entire workforce is knowledgeable about and committed to proper
hand washing, the entity, be it retail or
wholesale, will avoid costly food safety
problems. Educating the consumer in
the utilization of proper hand washing is
a critical, but very difficult, goal to
achieve. Perhaps the continuous promotion of food safety education in the
schools will produce future generations
that are more aware of simple but effective measures that can reduce illness. n
Allan Pfuntner, MA, REHS, is a food
safety consultant in Riverside, CA. He can
be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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