Abstract Submission

Abstract Submissions

To encourage the very best ideas on home safe food handling and hand hygiene outreach, we have extended by just ONE WEEK the deadline for abstract submission!

Abstract submission for the 2021 Virtual Consumer Food Safety Education Conference are now closed. Thank you for all your submissions!

For guidance breakouts or posters should be planned for approximately 20 minutes and may need to be pre-recorded. For questions or further information about the abstract submission process or the CFSEC 21 please contact us at CFSEC2021@fightbac.org!

Share your expertise at the 2021 Consumer Food Safety Education Virtual Conference!

We’re seeking today’s leaders to engage consumers and promote food safety in the age of COVID-19. We’re also focusing on home food safety and hygiene — recognizing that Americans are cooking at home more now than ever.

The event will bring together federal partners, the latest research, and the creative outreach programming of BAC Fighters, an active network of 13,000 health and food safety educators. This is the only conference in the U.S. dedicated to consumer food safety education.

Sessions will focus on two tracks:

  1. Cutting Through Clutter: What’s Working to Engage Consumers?
  2. Safe Food Handling in Today’s Food Landscape

Plus, posters will explore Food Safety Education Program Successes:

  • Engaging consumers and promoting food safety in the age of COVID-19
  • Home food safety and hygiene. Americans are cooking at home more now than ever, which means that food safety and hand hygiene need to be a priority. Share your insight on how consumers can make their cooking safer and healthier.

You will be contacted regarding your submission on or prior to November 13, 2020. Thank you for your interest!

Abstract Submission Track #1. Cutting Through Clutter: What’s Working to Engage Consumers?

Presentations in this category focus on fresh, new, and effective ways to advance consumer awareness and behavior; to include evidence-based design, implementation and evaluation of digital and other tools and methods shown to be effective in improving food handling behaviors and/or delivery of consumer food safety education.

Abstract Submission Track #2. Safe Food Handling in Today’s Food Landscape

How does today’s food landscape affect consumer food safety and consumer awareness of risk? Presentations in this category focus on food safety education in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other emerging food and consumer trends and issues.

Posters ONLY Theme: Food Safety Education Program Successes

Americans are cooking at home more now than ever, which means that food safety and hand hygiene need to be a priority.

Have you been engaging consumers and promoting home and hand hygiene in the age of COVID-19? Have you executed an effective food safety education or hand hygiene awareness campaign?

Share your insight on how consumers can make their cooking safer and healthier. Tell us about it, including how you measured the effectiveness of the campaign. 

*Reviewers will be given discretion to determine selection criteria.*

For questions regarding abstract submissions, please email CFSEC2021@fightbac.org.