Presentation on theme: "A Presentation of the Fairfax County Health Department Food Safety Program Food Service Employee Health Policy."— Presentation transcript:
A Presentation of the Fairfax County Health Department Food Safety Program Food Service Employee Health Policy
Employee Health Policy What are your responsibilities as an Employee? 1.Know what causes foodborne illness 2.Report to your Manager if you have a) symptoms of, b) a diagnosis of, or c) been exposed to foodborne illness
What causes foodborne illness? Foodborne illness can be caused by contaminated food. Food can become contaminated by an ill employee handling the food.
48 million people sick 125,000 people hospitalized 3,000 people die Foodborne illnesses every year:
What is foodborne illness? BIG FIVE –E.coli –Salmonella –Shigella –Hepatitis A –Norovirus Cause most foodborne illnesses in the United States SalmonellaE. Coli
What can you do to prevent your customers from getting foodborne illness? 1) Wash your hands often! 2) Know what foodborne illness is. 3)Know the symptoms of foodborne illness. 4)Report to your manager if you have symptoms of, diagnosis of, or exposure to foodborne illness. 5) Wash your hands often!
What are symptoms of foodborne illness? Vomiting Sore throat with fever Diarrhea
Jaundice - Yellowing of the eyes or skin Skin infection with open sores What are symptoms of foodborne illness?
= Call Your Manager If you have symptoms of foodborne illness… Vomiting Diarrhea Jaundice (yellow skin or eye color) Sore Throat with Fever Skin Infection with Open Sores
Diagnosis If a doctor says that you are sick with one of the Big Five: 1) E. coli 2) Salmonella 3) Shigella 4) Hepatitis A 5) Norovirus CALL YOUR MANAGER
Exposure You are not sick but… 1)You have been somewhere where a Big Five illness has been confirmed – wedding reception, for example; 2)Someone in your house is diagnosed with one of the Big Five illnesses; 3)Someone in your house has been somewhere where a Big Five illness has been confirmed – workplace, for example. CALL YOUR MANAGER
Prevent Foodborne Illness! For more information visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/food or call 703-246-2444; TTY 711.