By: Eric Mittenthal Date: 9/15/10
As you may know by now, September is National Food Safety Education Month. All month we’re highlighting food safety tips, insights on food safety from our registered dietitians and more. One of the events we’re most excited about is a live Twitter chat with the USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service. Their experts will join us and answer your questions as we discuss food safety and how to best avoid foodborne illness.
The chat will particularly focus on food safety for “at risk” populations. Pregnant women, older adults, young children and people with weakened immune systems all fall into this category. While many people may not be considered “at risk”, your wives, children, parents and friends may be, so it’s important for everyone to know the basic tips and strategies for being food safe.
Joining in is easy…the chat is Thursday, September 16 at 3:30pm ET. We’ll use the hashtag #NFSEM for National Food Safety Education Month. You should also follow us @FoodInsight & @IFICMedia as well as USDA @USDAFoodSafety. You can also follow along on a tool like Tweetchat which constantly updates the hashtag as new posts are added. If you have any questions you’d like to ask please add them in the comments below and we’ll be sure to include them in the chat. Hope you can join us!