New Food Safety Infosheet: Norovirus outbreak at California Pizza Kitchen linked to ill food handlers

The newest food safety infosheet, a graphical one-page food safety-related story directed at food businesses, is now available (click here for download)
Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:

– Over 20 customers of a California pizza kitchen restaurant were ill with vomitting, diarrhea, cramps and nausea.

– Three food handlers also were part of the outbreak.

– Don’t handle food while ill; especially if you have symptoms like diarrhea (when tranmission is likely) or vomiting (as virus particles may be spread to hands, clothes and other surfaces).

Food safety infosheets are created on a regular basis and are posted in restaurants, retail stores, on farms and used in training throughout the world. If you have any infosheet topic requests, or photos, please contact Ben Chapman a

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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.