Sick workers implicated in 40% of foodborne outbreaks, CDC data show

Roughly 40% of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States are caused by a sick or infectious food worker despite most food establishments having policies against employees coming to work when ill, data show.According to a study published Tuesday in MMWR, the top five contributing factors to foodborne outbreaks between 2017 and 2019 were related to contamination, with the most common contributing factor being a worker believed to have an infectious illness.The most common pathogens linked to outbreaks were norovirus and Salmonella, which caused nearly two-thirds of foodborne outbreaksRead More