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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 - 2014

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Oct 2013N/A5
Nov 2013N/A8
Dec 2013N/A6
Jan 2014N/A2
Feb 2014N/A4
Mar 2014N/A7
Apr 2014N/A1
May 2014N/A2
Jun 2014N/A5
Jul 2014N/A3
Aug 2014N/A5
Sep 2014N/A6

FY 2014 Total: 54


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