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How are you fighting norovirus?

Posted By Neeley Carlson, Monday, January 16, 2017
Updated: Friday, January 13, 2017


Discover vital information about foodborne virus control from Ecolab's Ruth Petran in the latest NRA Show soundbites podcast.


Listen to the Podcast >>


Foodborne Illness Stats:

  • Norovirus is the number one foodborne illness agent in the World.
  • In the US it is estimated to cause about 55% - 60% of all foodborne illness outbreaks.
  • About 25% of the outbreaks occur through the food-borne route.
  • Norovirus is very contagious.
  • It is important to enforce illness policies in your facility.
  • Handwashing is the most important prevention factor

Learn the symptoms and how to prevent the spread of norovirus by listening to the podcast


Kansas Department of Agriculture offers a food safety fact sheet with information on proper procedures for norovirus clean up.  This provides information for operators that will help them control the spread of infection to others.  


FDA's Oral Culture Learning Project provides materials and methods to help food employees understand the reasons why following proper food safety practices is important to prevent illnesses from food-related outbreaks.  Educational Materials for Retail Food Employees


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