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Norovirus: Just-In Time Refresher for Retail Food Industry and Regulators

November 26, 2019 8:48 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)



We are beginning peak Norovirus season and the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) has a webinar and CDC handouts and posters online that you can use to prevent or respond to Norovirus incidents.  The webinar speakers are Dr. Aron Hall and Dr. Laura Brown from CDC, and DJ Irving from the Tennessee Department of Health.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY4X5I80O-s&feature=youtu.be

Norovirus can be a droplet spread and persist on surfaces for weeks.  A CDC video on how to cleanup after a vomiting or diarrhea incident can be viewed at this link.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAkH4jakLYA

CDC posters that can be downloaded include how to clean and disinfect after a vomiting or diarrhea incident, and also how to prevent the spread of Norovirus through proper cleaning and disinfection of surfaces that are touched a lot. https://waterandhealth.org/resources/posters/#norovirus

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