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Title:Serve Up Safety: Food Safety Tips for Families
Pub. date: 2008
Includes: DVD
Audience: Adults
Language: English, Spanish
Description:Millions of people get sick from food borne illness each year. Being careful about how you handle and prepare food can help prevent a serious problem. This DVD demonstrates how to follow the Fight BAC safe food handling guidelines Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill. The everyday tips will contribute to happy, healthy memories of your next backyard barbecue…and of all your meals.
Funding Source: Purdue University Cooperative Extension
Details
Developer: Melissa Maulding, Angie Abbott, Purdue University
Organization: Purdue University Cooperative Extension
Length: 10 minutes
Use Restrictions: May not copy.
Reviewers Comments: This short video is a helpful resource to review the basics of food safety, including the Fight BAC principles. The Fight BAC campaign was created by the Partnership for Food Safety Education, a not-for-profit organization that consists of industry associations, professional societies, consumer groups, and the U.S. government. Principles are discussed in context of a backyard barbecue, but could be applied to various situations. The video does not discuss any nutrition concepts.

There are a couple of inconsistencies in the resource. The “Danger Zone” is defined in the video as 41-135 degrees, which is coherent with current ServSafe recommendations, but not consistent with the Fight BAC! recommendations of 40-140 degrees. Secondly, the woman in the video defrosts meat on the middle shelf of the refrigerator. According to MyPlate, when thawing meat in the refrigerator, it should be placed on the bottom shelf to avoid juices dripping on the food below it. Finally, the recommended internal cooking temperatures in the viceo do not reflect the most-updated guidelines. Specifically the temperature for pork is listed as 160°F, while the current guidelines recommend a temperature of 145°F.

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Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Purdue Agricultural Communication – Media Distribution Center
    Mail: 231 S. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2094
    Phone: 888-EXT-INFO (398-4636) or 765-494-6794
    Fax: (765) 496-1540
    E-mail: mdchelp@ydae.purdue.edu
    Order URL:Web Address
    Cost: 15.00 per DVD
    Avail. in Qty: Yes
    Bulkrate:20% off 15+ DVD's

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