An Overview of Food Poisoning,
Foodborne Illnesses, and Food
Handler Training
What is Food Poisoning?
Food poisoning, also known
as foodborne illness, is a
health risk caused by
foodborne bacteria, vi...
Foodborne Illnesses: Symptoms
•Dehydration
•Dizziness
•Malaise
•Nausea
•Vomiting
•Bloody stool
•Stomach cramps
•Joint pain...
Food Poisoning Statistics
• One in six Americans (48
million people) get sick from
foodborne illnesses every
year;
• 128,0...
Known Pathogens and the
Foodborne Illnesses They Cause
•
•
•
•

Bacillus cereus - B. cereus food poisoning
Campylobacter j...
Known Pathogens and the
Foodborne Illnesses They Cause
• Cryptosporidium - Intestinal cryptosporidiosis
• Cyclospora cayet...
Known Pathogens and the
Foodborne Illnesses They Cause
•Hepatitis A - Hepatitis
•Listeria monocytogenes - Listeriosis
•Nor...
Known Pathogens and the
Foodborne Illnesses They Cause
• Shigella - Shigellosis or
Bacillary dysentery
• Staphylococcus au...
Where do you get food poisoning?
• It strikes just about any time or anywhere—when
and where you least expect it.
• Usuall...
Benefits of Food Handler Training:
At a Glance
• Saves businesses tens and thousands of dollars
from costly legal pitfalls...
Benefits of Food Handler Training:
In-Depth
Provides food handlers the required skills and
knowledge in food safety handli...
It’s a training requirement
• Having seen the many great benefits of food
handler training, local health authorities, stat...
It allows food handlers to
conserve food
• When workers know proper food safety
procedures, especially with regards to
tem...
Improved productivity and employee
morale at the workplace
• Food workers feel rewarded and enabled
when they know they’re...
Promotes public safety
• With food safety knowledge comes improved
public safety. Most of all, having food workers
trained...
Sources:
• http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/foodpoisoning/food-poisoning
• http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/...
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An Overview of Food Poisoning, Foodborne Illnesses and Food Handler Training

  1. 1. An Overview of Food Poisoning, Foodborne Illnesses, and Food Handler Training
  2. 2. What is Food Poisoning? Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, is a health risk caused by foodborne bacteria, viruses and parasites. Over 250 different foodborne illnesses can cause food poisoning. Web MD
  3. 3. Foodborne Illnesses: Symptoms •Dehydration •Dizziness •Malaise •Nausea •Vomiting •Bloody stool •Stomach cramps •Joint pain •Fever *Note that people who have foodborne illness-related infections may be asymptomatic for weeks until the sickness manifests. It is best to seek the help of a medical professional when such symptoms arise. Mayo Clinic
  4. 4. Food Poisoning Statistics • One in six Americans (48 million people) get sick from foodborne illnesses every year; • 128,000 out of these cases were hospitalized; • From these numbers, 3,000 dies Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  5. 5. Known Pathogens and the Foodborne Illnesses They Cause • • • • Bacillus cereus - B. cereus food poisoning Campylobacter jejuni - Campylobacteriosis Clostridium botulinum - Botulism Clostridium perfringens - Perfringens food poisoning US Food and Drug Administration
  6. 6. Known Pathogens and the Foodborne Illnesses They Cause • Cryptosporidium - Intestinal cryptosporidiosis • Cyclospora cayetanensis - Cyclosporiasis • E. coli - E. coli infection (common cause of “travelers’ diarrhea”) • E. coli O157:H7 - Hemorrhagic colitis or E. coli O157:H7 infection US Food and Drug Administration
  7. 7. Known Pathogens and the Foodborne Illnesses They Cause •Hepatitis A - Hepatitis •Listeria monocytogenes - Listeriosis •Noroviruses – viral gastroenteritis, winter diarrhea, acute non- bacterial gastroenteritis, food poisoning, and food infection •Salmonella - Salmonellosis US Food and Drug Administration
  8. 8. Known Pathogens and the Foodborne Illnesses They Cause • Shigella - Shigellosis or Bacillary dysentery • Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcal food poisoning • Vibrio parahaemolyticus - V. parahaemolyticus infection • Vibrio vulnificus – V. vulnificus infection US Food and Drug Administration
  9. 9. Where do you get food poisoning? • It strikes just about any time or anywhere—when and where you least expect it. • Usually happens when an infected food worker or person handles your food, or a person who did not wash his or hand properly prepares your food. • Food poisoning also results from improper food handling, and not cooking food to safe temperatures Learn2Serve
  10. 10. Benefits of Food Handler Training: At a Glance • Saves businesses tens and thousands of dollars from costly legal pitfalls from class action lawsuits stemming from foodborne illness outbreaks • Accreditation, compliance • Improved quality of service • Favorable reputation, prestige • More repeat and satisfied customers Learn2Serve
  11. 11. Benefits of Food Handler Training: In-Depth Provides food handlers the required skills and knowledge in food safety handling • With food handler training, workers will gain the necessary skills and knowledge in food preparation, handling, storage, and service. They will learn how to sanitize, avoid cross-contamination and temperature control to prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses and keep the environment food safe. Learn2Serve
  12. 12. It’s a training requirement • Having seen the many great benefits of food handler training, local health authorities, state agencies and unions require food workers within their jurisdiction to complete a state-approved food training program. • Following successful training completion, a food handler card or certification is issued to the food worker. This certification is a benchmark of their skills and knowledge in food safety. Learn2Serve
  13. 13. It allows food handlers to conserve food • When workers know proper food safety procedures, especially with regards to temperature control, kitchen sanitation, and food storage, the whole food facility will waste less food. Learn2Serve
  14. 14. Improved productivity and employee morale at the workplace • Food workers feel rewarded and enabled when they know they’re doing the right thing at work due to the knowledge and skills they’ve obtained with food handler training. They’ll perform better at work, which will result to the seamless run of operations. Learn2Serve
  15. 15. Promotes public safety • With food safety knowledge comes improved public safety. Most of all, having food workers trained allow restaurants to meet local health inspection requirements. Learn2Serve
  16. 16. Sources: • http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/foodpoisoning/food-poisoning • http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/foodpoisoning/basics/symptoms/con-20031705 • http://www.fda.gov/food/resourcesforyou/consumers /ucm103263.htm • http://www.cdc.gov/foodborneburden/ • http://www.learn2serve.com/food-handlers-permit • http://www.learn2serve.com/blog/the-9-goldenrules-of-food-safety/

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