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Hepatitis A: Indiana, Kentucky, Utah, Michigan and Canada

Indiana health officials have confirmed 10 cases of hepatitis A, including one restaurant worker. In Louisville, KY, officials say two more food handlers there have been diagnosed with the liver infection. The food handlers could have exposed the public to the highly contagious virus. There is a narrow window of opportunity for exposed customers and… Continue Reading

IAFP extends deadline for some 2018 food safety awards

The International Association for Food Protection has extended the nomination deadline for several annual awards. The new deadline is March 15 and applies to nominations for: The Black Pearl; Harry Haverland Citation; and Ewen C.D. Todd Control of Foodborne Illness. The awards will be presented during this year’s annual meeting, which is set for July… Continue Reading

IAFP opens nominations for annual awards in food safety

The International Association for Food Protection is now accepting nominations for awards to be presented at the 2018 annual conference in Salt Lake City. You do not need to be an IAFP member in order to nominate a colleague or professional for one of the awards. Further application instructions and criteria can be found by clicking on any of the following awards. Black Pearl… Continue Reading

Salt Lake City Jimmy John’s Restaurant Shut Down for ‘Imminent Health Hazard’

A Jimmy John’s restaurant located at 605 E. 400 S. in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been closed by the county’s Environmental Health Services – Bureau of Food Protection because of an imminent health hazard. A report from the Salt Lake County Health Department stated: “This establishment was closed for an imminent health hazard in response… Continue Reading

Illness Outbreak Strikes 55 People Staying at Homeless Shelter in Salt Lake City

At least 50 people were taken to hospitals Sunday night after an apparent foodborne illness outbreak struck a homeless shelter in Salt Lake City, UT, according to local news station FOX 13. Those sickened, which included men, women and three children from the Road Home shelter, were experiencing vomiting and nausea. None was reported to be… Continue Reading