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Ecosure food safety monitor
september/october 2018

The EcoSure Food Safety Monitor is a free monthly newsletter written by EcoSure Food Safety & Public Health experts. EcoSure is a division of Ecolab.

what no one wants this holiday season

Most Norovirus outbreaks in the United States happen from November to April. Spread cheer this season - not Norovirus: 

  1. Be Proactive: Do not work in a food establishment with symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea. 
  2. Have a Plan: Maintain an employee health policy and log.
  3. React: If someone gets ill with vomit or diarrhea use an EPA registered disinfectant for Norovirus and follow proper cleaning procedures. 


  • Every state in the U.S. has a state-specific food code
  • Some states adopt the U.S. FDA federal code
  • Some cities & counties in MN are more stringent
ask the expert september/october 2018

Mandy, how should bacon be properly stored? 

CDC Contributing Factors to Foodborne Illness


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The EcoSure Food Safety Monitor is a free monthly newsletter covering federal and state regulatory updates, current research, seasonal food safety issues, "hot" topics in food safety and more. The newsletter is written by EcoSure Food Safety and Public Health Manager Mandy Sedlak.


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