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Additional Consumer Resources

  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities.

  • USDA's ChooseMyPlate.gov
  • Nutri-Facts provides nutritional information on the major cuts of single-ingredient, raw meat and poultry products as mandated by USDA. To find more in-store posters and consumer brochures, visit here.
  • The Food Keeper guide provides appropriate storage times for fresh, frozen and pre-packaged foods in your freezer, refrigerator and pantry. It also includes tips on maintaining the freshness and quality of food. As a result, the consumer will be able to handle food products carefully and safely from the store to the table. The Food Keeper was developed in cooperation with Cornell University.

Be Food Safe

Opening a dialogue with customers on things they can do to reduce their risk of foodborne illness is one way retailers can negotiate the current food safety climate and offer their customers something they want and can use.

FMI continues its commitment to the work of the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education, a government-industry effort to educate consumers about what they can do to reduce risk of foodborne illness. The Partnership, creator and steward of the Fight BAC!® campaign, has created a bold new promotional platform for retailers -- Be Food Safe. FMI member retailers are encouraged to use Be Food Safe for food safety outreach promotions. Click here for more details.