New Food Safety Infosheet: Belgian Shigella outbreak linked to cafeteria worker

I didn’t eat a lot of cafeteria food while in high school. The cafeteria had a bunch of fries, chicken burgers, chicken fingers and other healthy options — I usually stuck to sandwiches and fruit from home. Sometimes I ventured in there for a rice krispie square or bagel with bacon and cheddar, but mainly I avoided the lines.

The newest food safety infosheet is all about an outbreak linked to a Belgian cafeteria worker who had just returned from a trip to Morocco with a new friend, asymptomatic shigellosis.

Click here to download the infosheet.

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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.