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Food Safety 101 Webinar Series: Bringing Food Safety To Your Kitchen

Posted by Amelia Kermis, MPH CHES, Food Safety Education Staff, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA in Health and Safety
Feb 21, 2017

Food poisoning is a serious public health threat. CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) could suffer from food poisoning illness this year, resulting in roughly 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. This September, to celebrate Food Safety Education Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) will help get the word out about important safety tips and tools to combat foodborne illness by hosting a free two-part webinar series: “Food Safety 101”. The series will be hosted by FSIS’ Food Safety Education Staff, and will feature speakers from the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, FSIS’ Office of Public Health Science, Kansas State University, and the International Food Information Council.

The webinars will emphasize USDA’s four steps to food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill and offer a unique opportunity to hear from FSIS’s educators, researchers and partners. “Back to Basics”, the first webinar in this series, will occur on September 10th from noon to 1:30 pm EST and cover basic food safety tasks and the risks that can be avoided with proper food safety practices. “Everyday Application” will occur a week later on September 17th from noon to 1:30 pm EST. Participants of the second webinar will be able to identify common kitchen food safety blunders, and alternatives to keep your family foodborne illness free.

The information offered in this webcast will be valuable to health educators, public health professionals, caregivers, and parents that cook at home four or more times per week. Interested individuals can register for the webinar series at  If you are unavailable on September 10th or September 17th, the webinar series will be available to watch at a later date.

Category/Topic: Health and Safety

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Oct 22, 2014

I was @ both of these webinare. However, I did not receive my 3 extra credits pertaining to them.

angie williams
Oct 22, 2014


Nov 01, 2014

i also listened to these webinars..but did not receive the CEUS. How do i receive the CEU certificate?

Amelia Kermis
Nov 03, 2014

To receive a certificate, you need to email with the name you want to appear on your certificate. Please put Food Safety 101 CEU in the email title.