New food safety infosheet: CDC: Romaine lettuce linked by to October and November E. coli O157 outbreak in midwest

The newest food safety infosheet, a graphical one-page food safety-related story directed at food businesses, is now available

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
– 60 illnesses in 10 states linked to the outbreak; 37 ill in Missouri
– Outbreak has been linked to romaine lettuce; many ill individuals consumed the lettuce at Schnucks grocery store outlets in the St. Louis area
– Fresh produce is not cooked, so any poop that comes in contact with it from farm-to-fork can be passed to diners.
Food safety infosheets are created weekly and are posted in restaurants, retail stores, on farms and used in training throughout the world. If you have any infosheet topic requests, or photos, please contact Ben Chapman at
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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.