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City offers hep A vaccine subsidies to foodservice workers

Kentucky

Nearly 200 cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Louisville, KY, since November 2017, so local health officials are offering $25 vaccines to restaurant and foodservice workers in an attempt to curb the outbreak. The initiative was launched this week by the Department of Public Health and Wellness in partnership with the University of Louisville’s Global… Continue Reading

Conquering this enemy is increasingly a matter of choice

Opinion

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of three guest opinion columns by Jim Mann in recognition of September as National Food Safety Month. The more we learn about norovirus, the clearer the choices are in changing current behaviors. Foodservice operators know a lot about norovirus, especially in how to cope with an outbreak. What… Continue Reading

The outbreak breakthrough of whole genome sequencing

Opinion

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of three guest opinion columns by Jim Mann in recognition of September as Food Safety Month. Whole genome sequencing, WGS, is a new motivator for enhanced hand washing in all locations where people are preparing and/or serving food. More broadly, it is a robust laboratory procedure for… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: The universal truth of gloves

Opinion

If you live Kansas City, you make it a point to know where your gloves are in February, even when a freakishly mild winter hands you a 73-degree Saturday like it did yesterday. I used to think the benefits of gloves were one of those universal truths that could in no way be misunderstood —… Continue Reading

Hold the Bacteria: Made-to-Order Disease

deli worker

(This article by Sydney Ross Singer was originally posted on his blog Sept. 30, 2015, and is reposted here with his permission.) The next time you are in a sandwich shop or deli where workers make your sandwich in front of you as you select items to be included, check out their hands. According to law, there should be… Continue Reading