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E.coli O157 Preventing the Spread of Infection in Catering and Retailing

Friday, 25 November 2005

Staff should stay at home if they have acute diarrhoea and in particular, if E. coliO157 infection has been diagnosed.

An essential prerequisite  of  any  food  safety  system  is adequate staff training.  Processors are required by law to ensure that staff who handle food are supervised  and instructed   and/or   trained   in   food   hygiene   matters commensurate with their work activities.

All staff working in a food business should be given a basic level of formal  hygiene  training. There should be a continual   process   of   food   safety   education in  the workplace.