Inside one of New York’s milk plant breach hotlines

Oversight authority over the country’s largest milk producers. Progressive type covering the ventilation system. Dental masks over some of the toilets. Anti-spill pads and gloves, because they’re often the first response while the milk…

Inside one of New York's milk plant breach hotlines

Oversight authority over the country’s largest milk producers.

Progressive type covering the ventilation system.

Dental masks over some of the toilets.

Anti-spill pads and gloves, because they’re often the first response while the milk is being transported.

An oil-style boom.

A blank canvas to help state and local officials create their own plan for keeping the water flowing.

Representatives from other dairy operations took a first look at the storage tanks and other infrastructure.

The strawberry also came with extra equipment to catch “droplet, grain and spilled milk,” says aide Cody Magers.

Public health officials say rain and increased flows are helping to curb the sixfold spike in cases.

“We feel comfortable that we can say our data backs up these new sites as they are opening,” says Frieda Detwiler, a public health health director for the San Francisco Public Health Department.

In 2017, nearly 2,000 cases were reported in the region. This year, that number has already topped 5,000. Health officials say they’ll be watching the next two months for signs of declines in new cases.

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