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Total number of firms with environmental samples taken 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 December 31, 2014.

Fiscal Year - 2012

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Oct 2011N/A31
Nov 2011N/A24
Dec 2011N/A24
Jan 2012N/A12
Feb 2012N/A8
Mar 2012N/A10
Apr 2012N/A16
May 2012N/A29
Jun 2012N/A35
Jul 2012N/A40
Aug 2012N/A36
Sep 2012N/A21

FY 2012 Total: 286


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