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Infosheet:Over 30 ill with Clostridium perfringens at parent-teacher conference in Evanston Ill.

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
-Outbreak traced to  catered BBQ that was held at incorrect temperatures
-Food was reportedly delivered by caterer and BBQ dishes sat out at room temperature throughout the afternoon and evening.
– Have the proper tools available, such as chafing dishes with a heat source, to keep the food above 135°F.
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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