Norovirus Outbreak at California Pizza Kitchen Linked to Ill Food Handlers
Norovirus is extremely contagious and can be spread through contaminated food and water. This Food Safety Infosheet covers an outbreak of norovirus at a restaurant in California in 2012.
- Over 20 customers of a California Pizza Kitchen restaurant were ill with vomiting, diarrhea, cramps and nausea.
- Three food handlers were also part of the outbreak.
- Don’t handle food while ill; especially if you have symptoms like diarrhea (when transmission is likely) or vomiting (as virus particles may be spread to hands, clothes and other surfaces).
Article first appeared on foodsafetyinfosheets.org.