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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.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
– 5 confirmed cases (including 2 hospitalizations), 11 suspected; linked to Killeen, TX Jason’s Deli location
– The Bell County Health Department figures the source of the illnesses was guacamole, probably due to cross-contamination in the kitchen.
– Clean and sanitize all surfaces (cutting boards, counters) between raw and ready-to-eat food preparation.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
– Staff member had been in contact with infected chickens.
– Food handlers can transmit Salmonella  in their poop without knowing; you don’t have to be ill to pass it on.
– Wash hands with soap after handling birds, baby chicks or reptiles and after contact with pet feces.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
– A Princess Cruises ship, the Grand Princess, has recently been linked to a second consecutive outbreak of Norovirus affecting 57 of the 2,468 passengers on-board.
– To control the spread of Norovirus, use the proper tools when cleaning up vomit.
-Tools include disposable latex gloves, a filter mask, and apron.
– Pathogens can be aerosolized in vomit and be spread outside visually affected areas.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
– Source of outbreak is still unknown; hygiene, cross-contamination and food all potential factors
– 4-year-old Ronan Wilson’s symptoms  included vomit and feces red with blood, lungs filling with liquid and brain swelling
– 13 cases of E. coli O157:H7 were confirmed with some individuals showing no symptoms
– Practice good hygiene, especially food handlers who also care for children (including handwashing after handling diapers).

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

– In 2006, Britney Spears was spotted changing her baby atop a restaurant table in Los Angeles.

– Norovirus, Shigella, and Salmonella can be passed through poop  to food and cause illnesses.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

-Poor sanitation or cross-contamination may have led to the closure.
-Listeria monocytogenes can be deadly for the elderly.
-In 2008, 43 individuals became ill and 22 died during an outbreak from Listeria-contaminated deli meats in Canada. The average age of victims was 77.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

-Clean and sanitize utensils and work surfaces after preparing raw turkey for roasting.
-Wash your hands after getting the turkey ready.
-Cook your turkey to an internal temperature of 165°F.

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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
– 235 cases of E. coli O157:H7 were linked to a Harvey’s restaurant in North Bay, Ontario, Canada in October 2008
– Health authorities point to Spanish red onions as most likley source of the outbreak
– Poor sanitation of onion dicer may have prolonged the outbreak
– Equipment should be fully disassembled to allow for cleaning and sanitizing of hard to reach areas


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Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

-A norovirus outbreak on a cruise ship is the topic of this food safety infosheet.

– This is just another in a long line of norovirus outbreaks out at sea.

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