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Infosheet: Over 100 ill after four outbreaks linked to pastries served in Illinois

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
– Testing revealed Staphylococcus aureus in Rolf’s Patisserie products.
– Bakery products such as cream-filled pastries like cream pies and chocolate eclairs are often implicated in Staphylococcus aureus outbreaks.
– Outbreaks at bakeries are often linked to poor personal hygiene, contaminated equipment and temperature abuse.
Food safety infosheets are created weekly and are posted in restaurants, retail stores, on farms and used in training throughout the world.

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About Allison Smathers

Allison Smathers is a masters student at North Carolina State University studying food science with a focus in food safety. Allison’s activities outside of academia have better shaped her skills and outlook on the world of food safety. In present and future ambitions, Allison hopes to connect her skills with society needs in the field of applied food safety with the goal progressing global public health. Allison’s devotion to public service and experience help hone her passion for defeating hunger, improving agriculture practices, and ensuring good nutrition for all people. Allison anticipates careers with organizations such as the United State Agency of International Development, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the World Food Programme.

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