Food Safety Sheet Highlights:

– Over 220 at cheerleading competition fall ill with norovirus.

– The outbreak likely started when a participant showed up at the competition while ill.

– Health officials believe that the outbreak grew because affected individuals vomited in public.

– Chlorine bleach can inactivate norovirus; Quaternary ammonia (quats) are not recommended because the aren’t effective.

– A 5,000 ppm (25 tablespoons 5.25% bleach per gallon of water). bleach solution should be applied to soiled areas for at least 4 minutes.

Click here to download this food safety infosheet.