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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, 2015.

Fiscal Year - 2014

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Oct 2013N/A23
Nov 2013N/A51
Dec 2013N/A54
Jan 2014N/A6
Feb 2014N/A13
Mar 2014N/A72
Apr 2014N/A1
May 2014N/A7
Jun 2014N/A25
Jul 2014N/A17
Aug 2014N/A16
Sep 2014N/A42

FY 2014 Total: 327


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