Gut Reactions: Sources of Foodborne Based Gastrointestinal Disorders

Tummy Troubles Scallan et al in 2011 estimated that foodborne diseases cause approximately 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths in the US each year. The source of these foodborne illnesses is oftentimes very difficult to determine. In the average GI tract, food that is ingested into the stomach takes around 4-6 hours to [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Food Safety|0 Comments

Thumbs Up to Proper Hand Hygiene!

Proper hand hygiene is a major factor in preventing contamination of food and food contact surfaces in all food service establishments. It is vitally important in preventing healthcare acquired infections in all healthcare facilities. Proper education and compliance in hand washing is a critical necessity in any institution that directly contacts the public consumer or [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Food Safety, Hygiene|0 Comments

Removal and Transfer of Viruses on Food Contact Surfaces

Studies show that norovirus is the primary cause of foodborne disease outbreaks reported in the US causing 5.5 million illnesses each year. Economically, norovirus cost approximately $625 per case equivalent to $3.7 billion each year with respect to food borne illnesses attributable to norovirus. Norovirus may be transferred via person to person or indirectly by [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Food Safety|0 Comments