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FoodLine Newsletter - Fall 2012


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Volume 19, Issue 2

FOODLINE


Volume 22
Summer 2012

Debunking the Myths

With the chill of winter setting in and the new year waiting just around the corner, now is a good time to debunk some of the myths that have drifted through town in 2012, and get us ready for a fresh start.  Some of these myths have serious implications for public health, while others are causing confusion and discontent because they don’t give an accurate picture of how things really work.....more

From the Editor

.....While food safety isn’t exactly the Loch Ness monster, or the thing that goes bump in the night, one can see how half-truths circulating on the subject can lead to panic, confusion, and misdirected anger if the real story isn’t told.  That is why, this entire newsletter is dedicated to pulling the monster out from under the bed and turning the light on to reveal what’s really been hiding underneath it....more

Food Safety History Timeline

Spotlight on Public Health: Norovirus

......While not all cases of Norovirus are caused by food, the virus is very contagious and very tough to “kill,” which makes it a huge concern in a food establishment when employees are not following proper handling and hygiene requirements.  It only takes ten viral particles to make someone sick, and if an employee has Noro, they can easily contaminate surfaces and food with their hands, spreading the illness to their coworkers and customers.....more

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