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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 September 30, 2014.

Fiscal Year - 2013

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A28
Nov 2012N/A23
Dec 2012N/A22
Jan 2013N/A19
Feb 2013N/A38
Mar 2013N/A37
Apr 2013N/A27
May 2013N/A35
Jun 2013N/A25
Jul 2013N/A23
Aug 2013N/A45
Sep 2013N/A29

FY 2013 Total: 351

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