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

  • 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)

Learn more about safe cooking temperatures: https://go.usa.gov/xdb3xexternal icon

  • A USDA study showed that only 1% of people washed their hands correctly before preparing food. Washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before preparing food can help prevent food poisoning. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xyuBeexternal icon
  • 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)

Learn more about safe cooking temperatures: https://go.usa.gov/xdb3xexternal icon

  • Before having meal kits or groceries delivered, call the company to ask about food safety. Especially important if buying food for someone who’s more likely to get food poisoning, like adults 65+. Learn what to ask and how to keep your food safe: https://go.usa.gov/xpqAAexternal icon
  • Ordering takeout? Stay healthy and protect yourself from food poisoning with these food safety tips:
    • Check restaurant inspection scores before ordering.
    • Pick up your food promptly so it stays at a safe temperature. Wash your hands as soon as you get home and before eating.
    • Refrigerate leftovers as soon as possible.
  • Protect yourself and workers from COVID-19 by wearing a mask when picking up takeout. Get more tips on avoiding food poisoning: https://go.usa.gov/xVp4yexternal icon

Twitter

  • Grilling at home 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. Get more grilling tips: https://go.usa.gov/xdmdSexternal icon
  • Are you homeschooling your kids this fall? Teach them how to prevent food poisoning by washing hands, using a food thermometer, and refrigerating food promptly. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xVp4yexternal icon
  • Rinse fruits and vegetables under running water before eating, cutting, or cooking. Don’t use soap, bleach, or other disinfectants to wash produce. https://go.usa.gov/xV3yVexternal 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: https://go.usa.gov/xyuBeexternal icon
  • If you get food or groceries delivered, use a food thermometer to make sure food arrives at a safe temperature. If perishable food such as meat, produce, or eggs arrive above 40°F, notify the company and don’t eat it. #FoodSafety Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xpqAAexternal icon
  • Avoid food poisoning when getting takeout. Check restaurant inspection scores, pick up food quickly so it stays at a safe temperature, & refrigerate leftovers promptly. Wear a mask when picking up to protect yourself & workers from #COVID19. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xVp4yexternal icon