Sick workers account for 40% of restaurant poisonings

Sick workers account for 40% of restaurant poisonings

Sick workers account for 40% of restaurant poisonings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that sick workers are associated with about 40% of food poisoning cases in restaurants; So it is very important to allow sick leave in all jobs.

She explained that food workers who continued to work while suffering from illness or infection were associated with about 40% of food poisoning outbreaks in restaurants between 2017 and 2019, according to tracking of food poisoning cases over several years.

The centers added that norovirus and salmonella infections, which can cause severe illness, were among the most common causes of nearly 800 reported restaurant outbreaks.

She indicated that about 48 million people in the United States contract foodborne diseases annually, including 128,000 people who receive hospital treatment, and 3,000 people die.

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called for better implementation of comprehensive food safety policies, which emphasize required basic measures such as hand washing and keeping sick workers away from work.

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