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Food safety infosheet highlights:

-At least 6 people who consumed raw or undercooked chicken livers, mostly chicken liver pâté have been infected with Campylobacter in Washington and Oregon.

– A recent study found that about 77% of raw chicken livers are contaminated with Campylobacter.

– Multiple outbreaks of Campylobacter infections linked to chicken livers have been reported in the United Kingdom and Australia.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
– UK Food Standard Agency has recently reported the results of a study demonstrating spray of bacteria up to 3 feet from the kitchen sink after poultry was washed.
– Clean and sanitize utensils and work surfaces after preparing raw poultry.
– Wash and dry hands after handling and preparing poultry as well as following dishwashing.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

– Environmental health officers focus on cross-contamination practices of food handlers.
– Infections often are a result of cross-contamination, cooking to unsafe temperatures or contact with animals; Campylobacter is not often passed person-to person.
– Clean and sanitize all surfaces (cutting boards, counters) between raw and ready-to-eat food preparation.
– Use different utensils such as knives, tongs and lifters for raw and ready-to-eat foods, if cleaning and sanitizing between use isn’t practical.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

-A recent outbreak of Campylobacter at a biking event is covered in this week’s infosheet.

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