Shelley Feist - Partnership for Food Safety Education
Ben Chapman - North Carolina State University
Angela Fraser - Clemson University
Jennifer McEntire, PhD - United Fresh Produce Association
Lee-Ann Jaykus - North Carolina State University
Martin Wiedmann - Cornell University
In the Fall of 2020 the Partnership for Food Safety Education, with support of the US Food and Drug Administration, launched a process to gather scientific and technical input on the Fight BAC!® and ProducePro consumer food safety messaging. Twenty U.S. scientific experts from academic institutions, Federal agencies, and leading food commodities and food companies came together between November 1 and January 29 on Zoom discussions and in an online workspace.
Experts were asked to identify gaps or missing information, and to bring to the discussion findings that might provide a foundation for modifications to existing messages. In this plenary session, Ben Chapman of North Carolina State University moderates a discussion with fellow Science Working Group participants about the group’s deliberations and proposed recommendations. The Partnership’s Executive Director, Shelley Feist, talks about future stages for review and updating of Fight BAC! consumer messaging, and Conrad Choinerie of the Food and Drug Administration provides context for consumer education in the FDA’s plans for the New Era of Smarter Food Safety.