Most of our food safety educational materials are available in several languages including Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Haitian, Italian, Khmer, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
To prevent foodborne illness in Massachusetts, the Food Safety Education Program is leading a public awareness effort, teaching consumers to prevent foodborne illness in their homes. We have developed simple consumer education materials and programs about safe food handling, clean kitchen surfaces, good personal hygiene, and certain foods that pose special risks. Materials emphasize the four basic safe food handling behaviors including clean, separate, cook, and chill. The Food Safety Education Program also targets people most vulnerable to foodborne illness, including the very young, older adults, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems, and the people who care for them.
We offer a variety of food safety education materials and training programs, both directly and through our partners. We train food workers in schools, congregate meal sites, restaurants, and other settings where food is served. Our program provides food safety professionals, food workers, and consumers with access to up-to-date food safety information, education and training is consistent with nationwide food safety efforts to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.