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Total number of firms that had positive environmental samples during the month

Dictionary: Environmental sampling is a qualitative technique used to gain additional information on the possible source(s) of product contamination. The presence of pathogenic microorganisms in the environment of a food establishment can indicate poor sanitation or microbial niches. This information is critical to determining steps that can be taken to stop contamination and reduce the number of future outbreaks and/or recalls.

Information is current as of March 31, 2015.

Fiscal Year - 2012

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Oct 2011N/A10
Nov 2011N/A10
Dec 2011N/A7
Jan 2012N/A4
Feb 2012N/A5
Mar 2012N/A6
Apr 2012N/A2
May 2012N/A5
Jun 2012N/A8
Jul 2012N/A8
Aug 2012N/A9
Sep 2012N/A7

FY 2012 Total: 81


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