Norovirus outbreak at California Pizza Kitchen

Posted on June 27, 2012 by

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A Walnut Creek, CA California Pizza Kitchen was the source of  a norovirus outbreak – over 20 patrons reported illnesses following graduation ceremony celebrations. During the investigation Costa County health officials said that at least three food handlers were also ill with norovirus.

According to regional manager Chris Hedges, the restaurant was closed for 3 days as staff were retrained and a cleaning crew that specializes in norovirus was brought in.

While the initial source of the outbreak may have been an ill patron or food from a supplier, ill food handlers have been linked to numerous outbreaks in the past.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT BEN CHAPMAN, BENJAMIN_CHAPMAN@NCSU.EDU OR DOUG POWELL,  DPowell@KSU.EDU

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