Foodworker Illness Awareness - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Foodworker Illness Awareness

Workers who prepare food while experiencing diarrhea and/or vomiting are frequently linked to foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurants and other retail food outlets. As a food manager or worker you have a responsibility to protect yourself and your guests from foodborne illness.

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  • Employee Illness Decision Guide
    Ask these three questions to decide if employees' duties should be modified due to illness. This poster is available for download in five languages (English, Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Chinese).
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  • Employee Illness Log
    The person-in-charge is required to notify the local health department or MDH if any food employees are known to be infected with Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli, the hepatitis A virus, or other pathogen that can be transmitted through food. The person-in-charge is also required to record all reports of diarrhea or vomiting in food employees and have these records available to the licensing health department upon request. This log can be used to track and report employee illnesses.
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  • Employee Illness Guidelines
    An illness symptoms action guidance chart showing illnesses/conditions, the action foodworkers should take, criteria for returning to work, and other helpful information.
Employees: Report Your Illness Posters
Persons-In-Charge: You Must Report Customer Complains of Illness Poster
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  • Attention Poster
    Poster alerting employees that they must not work in the food establishment if they have vomiting or diarrhea, they must tell the person in charge if they are sick, and they can not return to work for at least 24 hours after symptoms are gone. This poster is available for download in five languages (English, Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Chinese).
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Food Worker Handwashing Posters

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Comprehensive List of all Handwashing Posters and Print Materials
Signs, posters, brochures, manuals, curricula, and other hand hygiene materials that you can print and use.

Cover Your Cough

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  • Cover Your Cough Poster for the Community
    The "green" cover your cough poster for health care facilities asking people to cover their cough and clean their hands. This poster is available for download in 21 languages.

Comprehensive List of all Cover Your Cough Print Materials
It is easy to browse through this list of all of the Cover Your Cough print materials.

Updated Monday, 03-Oct-2016 08:20:32 CDT