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Multi-State Outbreak of E. coli Shows Up in Arizona Child Care Centers

By | March 6th, 2017|Preparedness|

Our disease detectives at the state and counties are at it again, investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 . We are working with Arizona’s counties, other states, CDC, and regulatory agencies to determine the source of the outbreak. E. coli O157 is a strain that causes diarrhea, often bloody, along with abdominal cramps, headache, [...]

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2015 Food Safety Annual Report

By | December 2nd, 2015|General, Preparedness|

The Food Safety & Environmental Services Program has finalized and posted the 2015 Food Safety Annual Report. The report summarizes the delegated inspections and activities that were completed by Arizona State University and the county health departments over Fiscal Year 2015. Here are some highlights and new additions to this year's report: Complex, moderate, and limited [...]

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Monsoon Food Safety

By | July 16th, 2013|General|

With the monsoon comes an increase in foodborne illnesses in Arizona.  While outdoor pool parties, barbeques, and family gatherings are cool, it’s important to remember some tips for handling food safely to protect your family and guests from a nasty bout of foodborne illnesses.  According to the CDC, reducing foodborne illness by just 10% would keep 5 million Americans [...]

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Annual Preparedness “Reportcard”

By | January 15th, 2013|Preparedness|

Every year a group called the Trust for America’s Health puts out a ‘Report Card” regarding what they believe is an assessment of each state’s readiness for a public health emergency.  They use various measurements that they can find and grade each state against each other.  The implication is that states that do poorly won’t [...]

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Referee a Safe Super Bowl Party

By | February 2nd, 2012|Prevention|

When it comes to the Super Bowl, defense matters. When it comes to planning a Super Bowl XLV party, good defense against foodborne illness matters even more. Food Safety Playbook Fans should follow the food safety play book at the Super Bowl parties that they host. Large gatherings can increase the chance of becoming ill, [...]

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