Western Illinois University QC Campus student Sheridan Saskowski has been chosen by the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education as recipient of a scholarship to attend the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference 2014, December 4-5 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.
Scholarship winners were chosen through a competitive essay contest which was judged by individuals from leading food safety and food information organizations in the United States.
Through the conference, the non-profit Partnership brings public and private sector leaders together to discuss collaborative approaches for promoting food safety at home as fundamental to illness prevention in the United States. The program for Together: A Food Safe America focuses on the latest research on consumer safe food handling behaviors and on motivating change in consumer behavior for improved health outcomes.
Consumer food safety education has traditionally been an area of strong collaboration between government, industry and commodity organizations, consumer groups, and science and technical professional organizations. The first national campaign for consumer food safety education, Fight BAC!®, and its four core messages of clean, separate, cook and chill, remain the cornerstone of consumer education efforts today.
The Consumer Food Safety Education Conference 2014 is made possible with the support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture; and the US Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service. Private sponsors also support the conference.
This press release was written by the Partnership for Food Safety Education, the sponsor of the conference and shared with Western Illinois University – Quad Cities’ The Edge.