Food Safety Infosheets

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Flu season is almost here: Avoiding H1N1 and seasonal influenza virus

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- If you are sick with flu-like symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone. Keep away from others as much as possible.
- Wash your hands often especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective, but are best used after proper handwashing.

Be ready for storms

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
-Hurricanes and storms can cause power outages and lead to food safety concerns
-Protect your food by being prepared
-Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature
-You may safely re-freeze foods that still contain ice crystals or that have been kept at 41° F or below.

Download the food safety infosheet here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Memphis TN restaurant linked to Salmonella outbreak

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
- 20 patrons of A&R Barbecue ill, at least 2 hospitalized.
- As of August 10, Food that caused the outbreak is unknown.
- Outbreaks can result in restaurant closures, loss of wages and lawsuits.

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