Chipotle norovirus outbreak – New infosheet

Katie Byard at reports this morning that the number of potential norovirus cases linked to a Kent, Ohio Chipotle has grown to 435.  The story also says that Chipotle has established a claims process to reimburse the related medical expenses of those who became ill (good move on their part).
The outbreak also inspired our infosheet this week.  We hope that the infosheet generates discussion amongst food handlers about norovirus outbreaks and what can be done to reduce the risk.

Click here to download the infosheet.

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About Ben Chapman

Dr. Ben Chapman is a professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University. As a teenager, a Saturday afternoon viewing of the classic cable movie, Outbreak, sparked his interest in pathogens and public health. With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements, and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Through reality-based research, Chapman investigates behaviors and creates interventions aimed at amateur and professional food handlers, managers, and organizational decision-makers; the gate keepers of safe food. Ben co-hosts a biweekly podcast called Food Safety Talk and tries to further engage folks online through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and, maybe not surprisingly, Pinterest. Follow on Twitter @benjaminchapman.