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Autumn 2013, October 1, Volume 7, Issue 4 (PDF: 539KB/11 pages)

  • Note from the Editor
  • Training Calendar
  • Training Events
  • Healthy Swimming Update
  • Bug of the Quarter: Vibrio
  • Tip of the Quarter
  • MDH Disease Control Newsletter
  • P.E.P. Talk: Program Evaluation Pointers
  • Farm to School (F2S) Grants
  • Food Code Revision: Stakeholder Meetings
  • Climate Change Corner
  • Zombie Epidemiology
  • In the News

Summer 2013, July 1, Volume 7, Issue 3 (PDF: 779KB/9 pages)

  • Note From the Editor
  • Training Calendar
  • Training Events
  • Climate Change Corner
  • P.E.P. Talk: Program Evaluation Pointers
  • Bug of the Quarter
  • Healthy Swimming Update
  • Rulemaking
  • In the News

Spring 2013, April 1, Volume 7, Issue 2 (PDF: 1.23 MB/13 pages)

  • Spring is in the Air!
  • Training Calendar
  • Tip of the Quarter
  • Bug of the Quarter
  • Health Swimming Update
  • Training Events
  • P.E.P Talk: Program Evaluation Pointers
  • Climate Change Corner
  • In the News
  • Outbreaks associated to large open air festivals
  • Keeping Food Safe During Buffets and Picnics

Winter 2013, January 1, Volume 7, Issue 1 (PDF: 640 KB/9 pages)

  • Happy New Year from PWDU!
  • Training Calendar
  • Tip of the Quarter
  • Bug of the Quarter: Mystery Outbreak!
  • Health Swimming Update
  • Training Events
  • P.E.P Talk: Program Evaluation Pointers
  • Farm to Cafeteria Workshops 2.0
  • Climate Change Corner
  • In the News
  • Ice Bars

Summer 2012, July 1, Volume 6, Issue 3 (PDF: 271 KB/11 pages)

  • Training Resources
  • Program Evaluators’ Update
  • Tip of the Quarter
  • Bug of the Quarter
  • Web and Written Resources
  • Climate Change Corner
  • Healthy Swimming Update
  • Food and Food Safety Matters
  • In The News
  • Germ City Available During the Fair
  • Go Figure

Spring 2012, April 1, Volume 6, Issue 2 (PDF: 1 MB/10 pages)

  • A New Name for EHS
  • Training Resources
  • Bug of the Quarter
  • New! Program Evaluation Update
  • Food and Food Safety Matters
  • Web Resources
  • Climate Change Corner
  • Plan Review Too
  • Laws, Licensing and Legislation
  • Special Report: Licensing System Update
  • New! Tip of the Quarter

Winter 2012, January 1, Volume 6, Issue 1 (PDF: 806 KB/8 pages)

  • Bug of the Quarter
  • Training Resources
  • Web and Written Resources
  • Food and Food Safety Matters
  • Special Report: Public Health Accreditation
  • Climate Change Corner
  • Special Request: Website Help Needed
  • Last Words: 2011 in Review

Autumn 2011, October 1, Volume 5, Issue 4 (PDF: 839KB/8 pages)

  • Cooking Safely for a Crowd Workshop
  • Other Training Resources
  • Web and Written Resources
  • Handwashing News
  • Plan Review Too: Tankless Water Heaters
  • Food and Food Safety Matters
  • Special Report: Rapid Inspection Changes
  • Environmental Odds & Ends
  • Bug of the Quarter
  • Germ City Thank You

Summer 2011, July 1, Volume 5, Issue 3 (PDF: 1.34MB/9 pages)

  • "Bug of the Quarter"
  • Plan Review Too: Food Shields
  • Training Resources
  • Special Report: Surplus Food Donations
  • Rules and Legislation
  • Food and Food Safety Matters
  • Climate Change Corner
  • Last Word: Germ City at the State Fair

Spring 2011, April 1, Volume 5, Issue 2 (PDF: 312 KB/10 pages)

  • Address from the Commissioner of Health
  • "Bug of the Quarter"
  • Training Resources
  • Web and Written Resources
  • Rules and Legislation
  • Food and Food Safety Matters
  • Climate Change Corner
  • Emergency Handbook for Food Managers

Winter 2011, January 1, Volume 5, Issue 1 (PDF: 340 KB/8 pages)

  • 2011 FSP, MEHA Calendar
  • "Bug of the Quarter"
  • Training Resources
  • Web and Written Resources
  • Food and Food Safety Matters
  • Rules and Legislation
  • Climate Change Corner
  • Environmental Odds and Ends

Autumn 2010, October 1, Volume 4, Issue 4 (PDF: 700 KB/8 pages)

  • Germ City Slow Down
  • "Bug of the Quarter"
  • Training Resources
  • Web and Written Resources
  • Food and Food Safety Matters
  • Rules and Legislation
  • Climate Change Corner
  • Environmental Odds and Ends

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Summer 2010, July 1, Volume 4, Issue 3 (PDF: 452 KB/9 pages)

  • Request for Germ City Volunteers
  • New Partners, New Resources
  • Events and Announcements
  • Food Code Rulemaking Update
  • Food and Food Safety Matters
  • Legislative Activities, 2010
  • Environmental Odds and Ends
  • "Bug" of the Quarter
  • 2nd Annual Farm-to-Fork Field Day Photos
  • PWDU Staff Contact Information

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Spring 2010, April 1, Volume 4, Issue 2 (PDF: 455 KB/10 pages)

  • Training, Events, and Announcements
  • Food Code Rulemaking Update
  • Food Safety Partnership Projects
  • Bug of the Quarter: Allergens
  • Food Matters
  • Climate Change Corner
  • PWDU News
  • Environmental Odds and Ends

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Winter 2010, January 1, Volume 4, Issue 1, (PDF: 946 KB/13 pages)

  • Events and Other Announcements
  • Food Safety Partnership Projects
  • PWDU Projects and Announcements
  • Bug of the Quarter: Norovirus
  • Food Matters
  • News from Federal Agencies
  • From Industry
  • Climate Change Corner
  • Environmental Odds and Ends
  • H1N1
  • More Germ City Adventures

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Summer 2009, July 1, Volume 3, Issue 3 (PDF: 413 KB/9 pages)

  • Bug of the Quarter: H1N1
  • Food, Foodborne Illness, Food Defense
  • Information from Industry
  • Waterborne Illness
  • Fish Guidance from MDH
  • Drinking Water
  • What Next?
  • Team D in the News
  • 1st Annual Food Safety Partnership Summer Field Trip

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Spring 2009, April 1, Volume 3, Issue 2 (PDF: 284 KB/11 pages)

  • Recognizing Industry Excellence
  • Minnesota Food Code & Rulemaking
  • Opinion: O.P. Snyder on the Minnesota Food Code
  • Bug of the Quarter: Campy
  • New England Journal on Food Safety
  • Meha Conference, Evaluation Workshop, FDA Does Twitter
  • Food Protection Conference, Cooking for a Crowd School Concession Guidance
  • Report: March APC Workshop; FDA Bulletin Re: Peanut Safety
  • FDA Employee Handbook: Call for Food Safety Reform

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Winter 2009, January 1, Volume 3, Issue 1, (PDF: 589 KB/13 pages) - The Odds and Ends Issue

  • Delegation Agreement
  • Climate Change
  • Waterborne Disease
  • Food Manager Update
  • Employees First & Online Consumer Health
  • Emergency Preparedness & CFP Field Training
  • GreenPrint, Third Edition & Country of Origin Labeling
  • E. Coli, MEHA Conference & Google Flu Trends
  • Irradiation & Germ City
  • Delegation Agreement Public Meeting Dates

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Autumn 2008, October 1, Volume 2, Issue 4 (PDF: 1 MB/15 pages) - The Special Event Issue

  • WE-Fest, 50, 000 and Growing
  • Giardia, Giardiasis
  • U.S. Women's Open - 1
  • U.S. Women's Open - 2
  • R.N.C
  • Minnesota State Fair - 1
  • Minnesota State Fair - 2
  • MEHA, FSP, Why don't we do it in our sleeves?
  • Delegation Agreement Links

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Summer 2008, July 1, Volume 2, Issue 3 (PDF: 356KB/11 pages)

  • Overview - Abigail Taylor Pool Safety Act
  • Pool Act Dates to Remember
  • Questions and Answers Regarding the New Pool Law
  • Licensing and Plan Review for Pools
    • Pool Plan Review, continued
  • Beaches: Testing, Advisories, Advice
  • EHS-Net Recreational Water Activities
  • July 1, 2008 MDH Press Release - Swim Safety
  • Quarterly Bug Report - Crytosporidium
  • Odds and Ends - From Us and Our Friends
  • EHKMP Update

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Spring 2008, April 1, Volume 2, Issue 2 (PDF: 295KB/6 pages)

  • Delegation Agreement Advisory Council Update
  • Quarterly Bug Report - Salmonella
  • Odds and Ends - From Our Friends
    • On Safer Pools and Beef in Schools
    • On Public Entertainment

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Winter 2008, January 1, Volume 2, Issue 1 (PDF: 791KB/22 pages)

  • Southeast Minnesota Floods - View from Winona County
  • Flood Response - Report from MDH, Rochester Office
  • Excerpts from a Flood Diary: Changing Roles in a Disaster Repose
  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture Flood Response
  • MDH Flood Hotline: Development of an Efficient Response
  • Quarterly Bug Report - Mold and Flooding
  • EHKMP Update

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Autumn 2007, October 1, Volume 1, Issue 4 (PDF: 226KB/8 pages)

  • Freedom to Breathe
  • Delegation Agreement Advisory Council - Next Steps
  • EHKMP (Food Program) Update
  • Guest Editorial : Toward More Effective Communications - Sharing the Common Ground
  • Quarterly Bug Report - Clostridium botulinum
  • The Pickle Bill: Selling Home-Canned Goods

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Spring 2007, April 1, Volume 1, Issue 2 (PDF: 193KB/6 pages)

  • Advisory Council Formed to Assist Delegation Agreement Process
  • ATP Restaurant Study
  • Environmental Health Knowledge Management Project (EHKMP)
  • Recreational Water Advisory Committee

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Winter 2007, January 1, Volume 1, Issue 1 (PDF: 520KB/6 pages)

  • PWDU: What We Do And Plan To Do
  • Delegation Agreement Update
  • Illness Awareness Campaign
  • Rapid Inspection Software Update
  • Emergency Notification System

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Updated Friday, January 03, 2014 at 03:26PM