Recent criticisms of the US Food and Drug Administration have spurred an overhaul of processes regarding their delayed responses to recalled foods. While specific companies in the food industry are primarily responsible for enacting their own recalls, the FDA plays a crucial role in both the legal and logistical orders surrounding the process. This recent lack of response has resulted in many severe consequences for the public, including multiple cases of food poisoning, and even death caused by listeriosis. While this small step of improvement by the FDA is a positive change for the public overall, here is what you need to know to protect your business from serving up contamination.
What is Listeriosis?
Listeriosis is a foodborne infection caused by contaminated soil and animal carriers of listeria, a dangerous form of bacteria that can cause sepsis. There are two types of listeriosis; non-invasive and invasive. The two are differentiated by the severity of the infection, as non-invasive listeriosis often lingers in the digestive tract and invasive infects the entirety of the body through the nervous system. While non-invasive listeriosis is often treatable, the most severe cases of the infection can pose a serious threat to the individual.
The Contamination Effect
While a bacterial outbreak often stems from a single source, it can rapidly spread to multiple surfaces such as countertops, produce bins, or restrooms that are not properly sanitized. Any contamination due to a lack of proper hygiene practices can lead to some serious professional consequences for your business, including the risk of your facility being shut down due to health code violations.
Sanitation for Safer Consumption
A tragedy caused by the consumption of contaminated food at your restaurant is every business owner’s nightmare. Although you may not be able to prevent every issue, you can minimize the risk of any contamination in your business by utilizing proper sanitation measures and resources such as professional hygiene services.
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