New Food Safety Infosheet: Ground beef recall linked to cluster of E. coli O157 illnesses in New England
Posted: November 3rd, 2009 - 8:09am
The newest food safety infosheet, a graphical one-page food safety-related story directed at food handlers, is now available at www.foodsafetyinfosheets.com
Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
- Fairbank Farms recalls over 500,000 lbs of ground beef in CT, MD, VA, NC, MA, NY, NJ and PA; NH and NY deaths linked to the beef, at least 26 others ill.
- The meat juices created from thawing a frozen product like ground beef can transfer pathogens to other foods.
- Never place cooked hamburger patties on the unwashed plate that held raw patties; wash hands, counters, and utensils (like forks and spatulas) with hot soapy water after they touch raw meat.
- For a full list of recalled products, visit the FSIS release: http://tinyurl.com/yzemas7
Food safety infosheets are created weekly and are posted in restaurants, retail stores, on farms and used in training throughoutthe world. If you have any infosheet topic requests, or photos, please contact Ben Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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