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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 September 30, 2014.

Fiscal Year - 2013

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A53
Nov 2012N/A40
Dec 2012N/A11
Jan 2013N/A0
Feb 2013N/A31
Mar 2013N/A7
Apr 2013N/A17
May 2013N/A31
Jun 2013N/A9
Jul 2013N/A9
Aug 2013N/A21
Sep 2013N/A18

FY 2013 Total: 247

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