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Norovirus: What can you do to protect yourself and others.

I start each class with a review of  some CDC statistics.  Is it part of the ServSafe curriculum? No. Why do I do it?  One simple answer, I want my students to understand how easy it is to have a … Continue reading

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Protecting Consumers from Illness: Employee Training, More Regulation or both.

  Lets start with statistics.  According to the 2011 CDC estimates for domestically acquired illness, Norovirus is responsible for 58 % or 5.5 million cases a year.  See full report here. According to the CDC, “Outbreaks of norovirus illness have … Continue reading

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Stomach Flu or Foodborne Illness?

Do you have a stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhea and a low grade or no fever?  Did one person in your house get sick first then everyone else about 18-36 hours later? You tell your friends and family that you have … Continue reading

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Food Poisoning vs. Foodborne Illness

1 in 6 Americans will become affected by Foodborne Illness every year.  Please note that I said, “Foodborne Illness” and not food poisoning.  Although most people refer to upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea after eating a suspect food as food poisoning … Continue reading

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