What is Safe or Sorry (SOS)?

SOS is a consumer food safety curriculum developed by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in response to the increased incidence and concern regarding food safety and hygiene-related illnesses.

Why SOS? Because it's . . .

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • Interactive
  • Science-based

Topics covered

  • Handwashing
  • Foodborne illness
  • Cross-contamination
  • Time and temperature
  • Food irradiation

Who uses SOS?

  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Child Care Providers
  • Food Service Employees
  • Extension and Public Health Educators
  • Long-Term Care Providers
  • Everyone!

What have others said about SOS . . .

  • “Thank you for providing us with so many great materials and new techniques for teaching people about food safety.” - County Environmental Health Director

  • “The SOS program is so valuable in my classes . . . it is one of the best teaching tools I have.” - Family and Consumer Science Teacher

  • A seventh grader commented, “The stuff was fun and you don't even know you're learning!”

 

 

Updated Monday, 22-Apr-2013 12:35:13 CDT