Food Safety Infosheets

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Clostridium Perfringens likely Cause of illness that sickened many in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
- Improper cooling is suspected as the cause of the outbreak. It is not known how rapidly the food that the caterer prepared was cooled.
- Foods that have suffered temperature abuse often lead to Clostridium perfringens poisoning.
- Food can be briefly left out to cool, as long as it is refrigerated by the time it reaches 120℉. Use a thermometer to verify the temperature.

Download the food safety infosheet here.


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