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Total number of sub-samples as related to the environmental samples 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.

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, 2013.

Fiscal Year - 2011

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2010N/A2,494
Nov 2010N/A2,372
Dec 2010N/A1,816
Jan 2011N/A2,461
Feb 2011N/A2,500
Mar 2011N/A3,419
Apr 2011N/A2,327
May 2011N/A2,196
Jun 2011N/A1,833
Jul 2011N/A2,670
Aug 2011N/A4,317
Sep 2011N/A3,171

FY 2011 Total: 31,576

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