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Infosheet: Temperature abuse a factor in 2008 Salmonella outbreak

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
-Peppers were prime cause of 2008 Salmonella outbreak linked to over 1,500 illnesses
-Pepper and tomato-containing dishes sitting at room temperature may have made the outbreak larger.
-Refrigerate tomato dishes below 41°F.

Click here to download this food safety infosheet.

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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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