Food Safety Infosheets

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Over 70 children ill from E. coli O157:H7 in two separate petting zoo outbreaks

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
- 67 ill in UK outbreak linked to Godstone Farm in Surry; 13 ill in outbreak linked to the Pacific National Exhibition.
- Handwashing can reduce the risk of E. coli O157, but signs and sinks do not make people wash their hands.
- Be diligent in promoting the importance of handwashing with patrons and staff and compel folks with creative messages.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Over 500 Ill from Norovirus linked to raw oysters

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
- Outbreak linked to shellfish, made worse by ill staff
- Fat Duck’s poor food safety practices may have led to further contamination
- Several weaknesses in procedures at the restaurant may have contributed to ongoing transmission including delayed response to the incident and ill staff members

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