Microbiological evaluation of foodservice contact surfaces in Iowa assisted-living facilities.

@article{Sneed2004MicrobiologicalEO,
  title={Microbiological evaluation of foodservice contact surfaces in Iowa assisted-living facilities.},
  author={Jeannie Sneed and Catherine H. Strohbehn and Shirley A Gilmore and Aubrey F. Mendonca},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={104 11},
  pages={1722-4}
}
A study of 40 assisted-living facilities in Iowa was conducted to assess the microbiological quality of food-contact surfaces (work tables/counters, cooking equipment such as mixing bowls, and cutting boards) and a surface that could cross-contaminate food (refrigerator or freezer handles) to determine the effectiveness of cleaning and sanitation. Standards were set for foodservice for aerobic plate count, Enterobacteriaceae, and Staphylococcus aureus . Two facilities met standards for all five… CONTINUE READING