New Food Safety Infosheet: Temperature abuse a factor in 2008 Salmonella outbreak

The newest food safety infosheet, a graphical one-page food safety-related story directed at food businesses, is now available (archives can be found at

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.
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About Ben Chapman

Dr. Ben Chapman is a professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University. As a teenager, a Saturday afternoon viewing of the classic cable movie, Outbreak, sparked his interest in pathogens and public health. With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements, and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Through reality-based research, Chapman investigates behaviors and creates interventions aimed at amateur and professional food handlers, managers, and organizational decision-makers; the gate keepers of safe food. Ben co-hosts a biweekly podcast called Food Safety Talk and tries to further engage folks online through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and, maybe not surprisingly, Pinterest. Follow on Twitter @benjaminchapman.