|E. Coli Report
According to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS):
From USDA/FSIS, Food Safety Education Branch
What You Can Do
One symptom of E. coli 0157:H7 food poisoning is bloody diarrhea. The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that young children and their playmates that are not toilet trained are especially likely to spread the infection. Medical treatment for the child is necessary. Consult the health department for advice on preventing the spread of infection if a child develops bloody diarrhea.
Proper hand washing procedures for both food preparers and children are extremely important. For children: careful hand washing with soap and warm water for 20 seconds will reduce the risk of spreading the infection. For young children, frequent supervised hand washing with soap is particularly important. Children should always wash their hands before eating.
For food preparers: wash your hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds (count to 30) before you handle food or food utensils. Wash your hands after handling or preparing food, especially after handling raw meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, or eggs. Right after you prepare these raw foods, clean the utensils and surfaces you used with hot soapy water. Replace cutting boards once they have become worn or develop hard-to-clean grooves. Wash raw fruits and vegetables under running water before eating. Use a vegetable brush to remove surface dirt if necessary. Always wash your hands after using the restroom.