INVESTIGATION OF FECAL CONTAMINATION OF FRESH PRODUCE IN FOUR TURKISH PROVINCES
UNITED STATES AIR FORCES IN EUROPE (TURKEY)
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USAFE medical directors have long considered that the potentialities exist for intestinal borne, infectious-disease transmission through consumption of raw produce grown in Turkey. A general understanding of sanitary conditions and habits of the people in this region justifies such an assumption. Only meager information concerning fecal contamination of fresh fruits and vegetables from the local economy has heretofore been gathered. The primary purposes of this study were to determine the possible sources and extent of produce contamination, and to evaluate the decontamination procedure recommended by TUSLOG directors of base medical services. In accomplishing these objectives, a laboratory procedure was developed for monitoring the efficacy of produce disinfection as practiced in TUSLOG food service facilities of Turkey.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition
- Hygiene and Sanitation