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Volume 3, Number 4—December 1997
THEME ISSUE
Foodborne

Factors that Influence the Emergence or Reemergence and Dissemination of Microbial Foodborne Pathogens and Human Disease

Impact of Changing Consumer Lifestyles on the Emergence/Reemergence of Foodborne Pathogens

Janet E. Collins
Author affiliation: American Meat Institute, Arlington, Virginia, USA

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Table 1

Foodborne illness reports from restaurants, 1996

Date Description Cause
6/96 Salmonella-contaminated food, 38 cases Employees did not wash hands before handling food
9/95 Escherichia coliO157:H7 "beef," 11 cases Raw food cross-contaminated other
8/95 Salmonella Newport "chicken," >850 cases Raw meat on cuting board with vegetables
1/95 Hepatitis A, contaminated food, 95 cases Human fecal matter from handling-handwashing
8/94 Salmonella, hollandaise sauce, 56 cases Holding temperature too low for 9 hours
1/93 Clostridium botulinum, canned cheese sauce, 7 cases, 1 death Unrefrigerated storage of opened container

Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest, 1996

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