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FoodLine Newsletter - Winter 2010


   
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Volume 19, Issue 2

FOODLINE


Volume 19, Issue 2
, Issue Fall/Winter 2010

Inspection Stats 2010

Did you ever wonder, as you looked over your latest inspection report, how Missoula food Establishments are doing overall, and where you fit into the scheme of things?  Well— here’s your answer.  Using the fabulous bells-and-whistles of our new Paragon Inspection Program.....more

From the Editor

It has been a hectic and trying year for many in the food business.  The economy has been difficult and it’s been sad to see some of our food partners sell or close.  While we mourn their loss, we are welcoming new brave souls to the world of food.....more

Answers from a Sanitarian: Foodborne Illness Investigation

Linda Ito, the food team’s foodborne illness lead, answers questions about the process of a foodborne illness investigation.....more 

Spotlight on Public Health: Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that can be found everywhere; its most common sources being humans and animals.  It is a particularly concerning in a food establishment because the bacterium can be present in the nasal passages and on the skin of 50% of the population, meaning it can be brought in by employees and introduced to food by poor handling practices.....more

Emergency Preparedness: Water Disruption

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