Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
– 4 deaths and 15 illnesses in Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.
– Listeria monocytogenes can grow slowly at refrigeration temperatures in some foods including cantaloupe.   Listeria on cut cantaloupe will only reach levels likely to cause illness after many days of storage at 41°F.
– Refrigerate cantaloupes quickly after slicing. Bacteria such as Listeria can grow quickly on the orange flesh of the fruit when held above 41°F.
– Ask suppliers about food safety risk-reduction practices including how they manage water, animal exclusion and staff.

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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:

– 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:
– Recalled papayas have been sold by Agromod Produce Inc. under multiple brand names: Blondie, Yaya, Mañanita, and Tastylicious.
– Cut papaya held between 75°F and 80°F temperature has been shown to support the growth of Salmonella within 6hrs.
– Fresh cut papaya has been linked to two previous Salmonella outbreaks (Australia 2006-07; Singapore, 1996).
– In the Australian outbreak, Salmonella was found in in untreated river water used to wash papayas prior to sale.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

-Since these soups were not processed to kill Clostridium botulinum spores, the only control measure for botulism was keeping the product refrigerated

-If you sell foods that require refrigeration for safety, clearly and repeatedly communicate this to your customers

-Know which of your foods have to be refrigerated; check labels of incoming ingredients and follow instructions

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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:

– Authorities in Germany recommend to avoid eating sprouts, raw lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers in that country.
-However, the specific contaminated item remains unknown- the above foods are often eaten together, making the investigation difficult.
-As fresh produce is not usually cooked, contamination may have occurred at the farm, at the restaurant or anywhere in between.
-Raw produce has been linked to over 400 outbreaks of foodborne illness since 1990.

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