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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:
-111 ill after meal at Norwegian swim meet; outbreak was linked to Clostridium perfringens.
-Clostridium perfringens spores often survive cooking.
-If you are hot-holding food have the proper tools available, such as chafing dishes with a heat source. Keep the food above 135°F if service is more than 4hrs after preparation.

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– The virus can be introduced into a site by ill patrons or food handlers and can remain on surface for weeks.
– Proper handwashing, excluding ill staff (for at least two days after disappearance of symptoms), and properly cleaning and sanitizing after vomit events can reduce risk.
– Two 2010 outbreaks of norovirus were linked to an Auckland, New Zealand caterer and eventually traced to one food handler. The individual had been ill with norovirus and prepared meals soon after recovering from symptoms.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

– Over 20 customers of a California pizza kitchen restaurant were ill with vomiting, diarrhea, cramps and nausea.
– Three food handlers were also part of the outbreak.
– Don’t handle food while ill; especially if you have symptoms like diarrhea (when transmission is likely) or vomiting (as virus particles may be spread to hands, clothes and other surfaces).

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

– Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation has recalled over 36 million lbs of ground turkey products
– Over 30 products have been recalled; All bear the number P-963 inside USDA inspection mark
– Ask suppliers about pathogen control measures.
– Cook all poultry to 165°F, measured with a digital tip-sensitive thermometer.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
– 5 confirmed cases (including 2 hospitalizations), 11 suspected; linked to Killeen, TX Jason’s Deli location
– The Bell County Health Department figures the source of the illnesses was guacamole, probably due to cross-contamination in the kitchen.
– Clean and sanitize all surfaces (cutting boards, counters) between raw and ready-to-eat food preparation.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

– In 2006, Britney Spears was spotted changing her baby atop a restaurant table in Los Angeles.

– Norovirus, Shigella, and Salmonella can be passed through poop  to food and cause illnesses.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

– If infected, you may spread the virus to others for 30 days before you get sick.
– Diners at the Illinois fast-food outlet from early June to July 13 may have been exposed to a virus that can cause liver disease.
– Handwashing can reduce the chance of passing Hepatitis A to patrons.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

– The Fat Duck, UK celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s top restaurant, has been linked to 400 illnesses.

– Reports suggest that 16 of the celebrity chef’s staff were struck by norovirus.

– Pathogens can be passed on by someone even if they aren’t feeling ill.

– Norovirus can stay viable on surfaces for weeks.
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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

– lawsuit that alleges ham containing Staphylococcus aureus toxin was to blame in a Kentucky man’s death.
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