The FightBAC!TM program is designed to educate people about food safety and its messages are Clean, Chill, Separate, and Cook.
The message “Clean” refers to washing hands, surfaces and dishcloths often. Proper hand washing may cut back on almost half of foodborne illnesses and reduce the spread of colds and flu.
The message “Chill” means it is important to refrigerate or freeze perishable foods, prepared foods or leftovers within two hours. They should be discarded if left at room temperature more than two hours.
The message “Separate” means keeping raw meats, poultry and seafood away from other foods, whether they are in your shopping cart or refrigerator in order not to spread bacteria. It is very important to carefully wash cutting boards and utensils when they are used for these foods before working with other foods.