A critical part of healthy eating is keeping foods safe. Individuals in their own homes can
reduce contaminants and keep food safe to eat by following safe food handling practices. Four basic food
safety principles work together to reduce the risk of foodborne illness—Clean, Separate, Cook, and
Chill. These four principles are the cornerstones of Fight BAC!®, a national public education campaign
to promote food safety to consumers and educate them on how to handle and prepare food safely.
Download these 10 tips to stay food safe and prevent foodborne illness.