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Total number of positive findings (may or may not be actionable depending on sampling location) 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, 2014.

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A83
Nov 2011N/A81
Dec 2011N/A66
Jan 2012N/A24
Feb 2012N/A11
Mar 2012N/A36
Apr 2012N/A6
May 2012N/A35
Jun 2012N/A62
Jul 2012N/A14
Aug 2012N/A119
Sep 2012N/A39

FY 2012 Total: 576

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Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.