Food Protection Education is a web site deigned to put you in touch with the latest
food protection &
Health information and links at your finger tips.
Resources are provided to enhance our nation's intellectual
capacity to prepare for, protect, respond to and recover from incidences of intentional
contamination of our
food supply. The International food protection education Association for Food, Health
education is a non-profitable educational site for the food protection professionals.
The Association is dedicated to the education and service of the public, specifically
the industry personnel. The Food protection edcuation Association provides Members
with an information network and forums for professional improvement through its contenual
advancemnets in the inudstry. To bring you the latest in food protection and health
This year marks anniversary of National Food Safety Education. The annual event,
is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s of International
Food and Safety Council.
The campaign is targeting & training for foodservice employees everywhere.
National Food Safety Education Month is an initiative that keeps a strict look at
foodsafe practices at hand. It also provides a wealth of training materials every
dietary manager can use...and they’re free!
In the devolpment of food education this year we have aslo discovered continueal
problems asociated with food handling, they are as follows
Keep in mind that the Centers for Disease Control has identified five major reasons
foodborne illness occurs:
Improper holding temperatures
Contaminated equipment/foodcontact surfaces
Poor personal hygiene
Food from unsafe sources.
In nationwide inspections, the FDA concluded that 25-58 percent of foodservice establishments
have “improper cleaning and sanitizing of food-contact surfaces,” a key factor in
keeping customers safe. (See “FDA Issues Report Card,” Food Protection Connection,
Recognizing the role of universities in national research and food education, the
Department of Homeland Security encouraged interdisciplinary networks of academic
experts administered through Centers of Excellence across the country, they are the
leader in the industry of Food Protection Education. Each group addressing a different
aspect of homeland defense (U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2011b). One of them,
the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, created in 2004, organized over
150 national experts around five theme groups: Agent Behavior, Event Modeling, Systems
Strategies, Risk Communication, and Educational Programs (National Center for Food
Protection and Defense 2011b).