Alert Regarding Hepatitis A

There has been a recent increase in the number of Hepatitis A (HAV) cases reported in the state of Georgia.  HAV is a highly contagious disease that affects the liver, and a person may have HAV several days before showing  any signs and symptoms.  Food service operators are asked to please ensure good hygienic practices are adhered to and that all workers are aware of employee health reporting requirements.   

The Hepatitis A fact sheet prepared by the Georgia Department of Public Health provides a good summary that may be utilized in food service establishments to assist with the education of staff members and to assist in monitoring.

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Frozen Strawberry Recall Affects Georgia Restaurants

ALERT: Frozen Strawberries Recalled Due to Hepatitis A
 
Frozen strawberries have been recalled by the International Company for Agricultural Production & Processing (ICAPP).  The recall is due to possible contamination with Hepatitis A.  These strawberries have been distributed since the beginning of the year and quite a few food service facilities in the Atlanta Metro area have received them.
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