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Calendar IconTuesday, May 11, 2021Time Icon2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

 

S3: Restaurant Policies and Practices Related to Norovirus Outbreak Size and Duration

Human norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne disease; the retail food sector is a common venue for outbreaks. In this session, speakers will provide the most up-to-date information on norovirus transmission in restaurant settings and how outbreaks can be prevented and managed when they do occur. A brief scientific overview will be provided, outlining the virus features and health/behavioral factors that promote transmission. A regulatory representative will discuss policies and procedures in place to control norovirus in restaurants, and an industry leader will describe how those procedures are implemented in real-life.

Presenters:
Lee-Ann Jaykus, PhD, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University
Hal King, PhD, , Public Health Innovations LLC
Glenda Lewis, MSPH, Director, Retail Food Protection Staff, FDA


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