Social Media Messages

Help increase awareness in your community about food safety by sharing messages through your social media channels. Below are sample Facebook and Twitter messages that support Food Safety Education Month and raise awareness about food safety and foodborne illnesses.

Facebook

  • September is National Food Safety Education Month! Be a Food Safety Hero and teach your kids how to stay safe in the kitchen with the 4 steps to food safety: clean, separate, cook, and chill. Teaching good habits now will make your kids Food Safety Heroes for life! https://go.usa.gov/xyuBGexternal icon
  • Germs can grow almost anywhere in your kitchen. Be a Food Safety Hero by washing all surfaces that come into contact with food thoroughly with hot, soapy water. https://go.usa.gov/xyuBeexternal icon
  • Cooking meat to a safe internal temperature kills harmful germs that could make you sick. Be a Food Safety Hero by using a food thermometer to make sure your food is safe to eat. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xyuBeexternal icon
  • Raw meats, poultry, and seafood can contain dangerous germs such as E. coli and Salmonella. Use separate cutting boards for ready-to-eat items and raw meats to prevent spreading these germs into your food. https://go.usa.gov/xyuBGexternal icon
  • Never leave food sitting out for long periods of time. Germs multiply quickly at room temperature. Place food in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking (1 hour if it’s above 90°F outside). https://go.usa.gov/xyuBJexternal icon

Twitter

  • Be a #FoodSafetyHero and teach your kids how to stay safe in the kitchen with the 4 steps to food safety: clean, separate, cook, and chill. Teaching good habits now will make your kids Food Safety Heroes for life! #FSEM https://go.usa.gov/xyuBJexternal icon
  • 1 in 6 Americans get food poisoning each year. Cleaning your kitchen surfaces often with hot, soapy water can help prevent illness from potentially dangerous germs. #FSEM Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xyuBeexternal icon
  • Do you know how long you should wash your hands to kill germs? Wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before, during, and after preparing food and before eating. #FSEM https://go.usa.gov/xyuKqexternal icon
  • Germs can live almost anywhere in your kitchen. Be a #FoodSafetyHero by using hot, soapy water to wash any surface that comes into contact with food. #FSEM https://go.usa.gov/xyuBJexternal icon
  • Don’t contaminate, separate! Raw meat, eggs, poultry, and seafood should never touch ready-to-eat foods such as fruits and veggies. Raw meats often carry germs that can contaminate other foods. #FSEM https://go.usa.gov/xyuBeexternal icon
  • Cook meat to a safe temperature to help kill dangerous germs that could make you or your family sick. Learn proper cooking temperatures for different types of meat: #FoodSafetyHero #FSEM https://go.usa.gov/xyuBeexternal icon
  • Never leave food sitting out for long periods of time. Place food in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking (1 hour if it’s above 90°F outside). #FoodSafetyHero #FSEM https://go.usa.gov/xyuBeexternal icon