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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.

Information is current as of March 31, 2015.

Fiscal Year - 2012

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Oct 2011N/A2,463
Nov 2011N/A2,017
Dec 2011N/A1,978
Jan 2012N/A1,331
Feb 2012N/A606
Mar 2012N/A529
Apr 2012N/A944
May 2012N/A1,635
Jun 2012N/A2,152
Jul 2012N/A2,968
Aug 2012N/A2,140
Sep 2012N/A1,447

FY 2012 Total: 20,210


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