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Volume 3, Number 4—December 1997

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

Emerging Foodborne Diseases: An Evolving Public Health Challenge

Robert V. Tauxe
Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 3

Events and potential contamination sources during produce processing

Event Contamination sources
Production and harvest
Growing, picking, Irrigation water, manure,
bundling lack of field sanitation
Initial processing
Washing, waxing, Wash water, handling
sorting, boxing
Trucking Ice, dirty trucks
Final processing
Slicing, squeezing, Wash water, handling,
shredding, peeling cross-contamination

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