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.


  • Celebrate Food Safety Education Month by buying a food thermometer and using it to make sure meat reaches a temperature high enough to kill germs.
    • 160°F for ground meats, such as beef and pork
    • 165°F for all poultry, including ground chicken and turkey
    • 145°F for whole cuts of beef, pork, veal, and lamb (then let rest for 3 minutes before carving or eating)

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  • Your hands can spread germs in the kitchen. Some of these germs, like Salmonella, can make you very sick. Washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before, during, and after preparing food can help prevent food poisoning. Learn more: icon
  • Having meal kits or groceries delivered? Arrange for delivery when someone is at home so perishable foods such as meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, or dairy can be quickly stored in the refrigerator or freezer: icon
  • Getting restaurant deliveries? Stay healthy and protect yourself from food poisoning with these tips:
    • Be aware of delivery times. Cooked meals can make you sick if they sit out for more than 2 hours, or as little as 1 hour if they are exposed to temperatures of 90°F or warmer.
    • Refrigerate leftovers as soon as possible.

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  • Grilling out for Labor Day? Make sure your meats reach an internal temperature high enough to kill germs, and refrigerate all food within 2 hours of cooking (1 hour if it’s 90°F or warmer outside). Get more grilling tips: icon
  • Teach your kids how to prevent food poisoning by washing hands, using a food thermometer, and refrigerating food promptly. Learn more: icon
  • Rinse fruits and vegetables under running water before eating, cutting, or cooking. Don’t use soap, bleach, or other disinfectants to wash produce. icon
  • Always wash your hands, utensils, cutting boards, and pans after they have touched raw meat. Raw meat can spread food poisoning germs to surfaces and other foods. Learn more: icon
  • If you get meal kits delivered, use a food thermometer to make sure food arrives at a safe temperature. If perishable food such as meat, produce, or eggs arrives above 40°F, notify the company and don’t eat it. #FoodSafety Learn more: icon