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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

– At least 13 individuals who ate at a barbecue event were hospitalized with symptoms including abdominal cramping, diarrhea and vomiting.
– All preparers should know safe cooking/cooling temperatures and procedures. Hold meals and ingredients requiring temperature control either below 41°F or above 135°F.
– Purchase ingredients from commercial food businesses instead of homemade/donated foods and ask about food safety systems for suppliers.
– Community dinners can be great fundraisers but are often held at temporary sites and staffed by volunteers unfamiliar with safe food handling practices for large meals.


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Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 2.51.48 PM– Clusters of illnesses in the midwestern and eastern U.S. As of August 3, 2013:  400 ill, 21 hospitalized in 15 states, including IA, TX, NE, FL, WI, IL, GA, MI, AR, CT, KS, MN, NJ, NY, and OH.
– Cyclospora infections have a history Most previous cyclospora infections have been associated with Fresh produce, such as raspberries, basil, snow peas, and mesclun lettuce
– FDA traceback has linked some of the illnesses to salad mix supplied to Darden restaurants (including Olive Garden and Red Lobster outlets) by Taylor Farms de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.


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Infosheet highlights

– Place a thermometer in your fridge and freezer.
– Have a tip-sensitive digital thermometer ready to check foods.
– Have items that don’t require refrigeration and can be eaten cold or heated on an outdoor grill.
– Freeze containers of water for ice and to help keep food cold in the appliances.
– Plan ahead by preparing coolers and knowing where dry ice and block ice suppliers are.

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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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