With 119 confirmed cases and 163 probable cases of E. coli O157 linked to Flicks restaurant in Belfast, and with no public explanation or guess as to how many could get sick from one dinner in Ireland, the U.K. Food Standards Agency decided it would be a good day to remind people who are barfing not to work with food.
Maybe Heston Blumenthal of the 550-sick-from-norovirus-while-sick-employees-worked-at-the-Fat-Duck fiasco is listening.
“The Food Standards Agency is reminding those who work with food and are suffering from symptoms of food poisoning, or those in close contact with someone who is, to stay away from work and see their GP. Practicing good hygiene is important, but especially so in the current outbreak of E. coli O157, where there is infection in the community, as bacteria can spread very quickly between people. Those who work with food while suffering from certain infections can contaminate the food or the surfaces it may come into contact with.”
Now can we have some real information?