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    Food Safety is Focus of Holiday Video Contest

    Partnership for Food Safety seeking home videos.

    Food is a big part of every holiday celebration, and this year the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education wants to hear from Americans about how they create a safe, fun, easy, tasty Holiday celebration.

    “Whatever your favorite holiday foods are, no holiday celebration would be complete without those special dishes,” said Shelley Feist, the PFSE executive director. “With the My Food-Safe Holiday video contest, we are encouraging consumers to share a short story about their food traditions, safe preparation of favorite foods, and the magic Americans put into their winter holidays.”

    Home videos entered in the contest must be two minutes or less in length, and must incorporate at least two of the four core safe food handling practices of Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.
    Winning videos will be selected by a panel of food safety educators and judged on correct incorporation of food safety practices, use of storytelling, and overall originality, fun and creativity.

    Prizes include $250 in cash for the first place entry. Winners will be announced on the Partnership’s Facebook page in early December.

    Information, including rules and eligibility information, can be found at http://bit.ly/FoodSafeHoliday or through a link at www.holidayfoodsafety.org.

    Consumers can be reminded to find support for their questions about holiday food safety at www.holidayfoodsafety.org, at www.foodsafety.gov and through the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHOTLINE (1-888-674-6854).
     

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