Browsing All posts tagged under »norovirus«

Three norovirus cases at Buffalo Wild Wings

February 12, 2016 by


The Johnson County (Kansas) Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has received confirmation of two additional positive cases of norovirus, for a total of three. This concludes the testing of samples in the investigation associated with patrons of Buffalo Wild Wings in Overland Park. The source of illness cannot be confirmed. There have been no […]

Norovirus sickens dozens at Seattle retirement community

January 15, 2016 by


by Doug Powell Norovirus has sickened more than two dozen people at a senior living facility in Seattle. The outbreak first surfaced on Saturday night at Mirabella Seattle and has continued spreading ever since. On Sunday morning, Seattle firefighters answered Artis Leabo’s 911 call for her 94-year-old husband, Dick. “He got sick early Sunday morning […]

Have You Washed Your Hands Lately?

January 13, 2016 by


by Luis Rivera, Food Safety Education Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA Couple watching television at home.The Holidays are now officially over and summer is still too far away to bear. This is the time of year when we are most likely to stay in and binge on some good old-fashioned TV. Sitting at […]

MA Chipotle remains closed as Lawsuits begin

December 18, 2015 by


Susan Reef, President of US Food Safety Corproation According to the Boston, MA BOH website, the Boston, MA Chipotle in Cleveland Circle is still closed. In addition, a lawsuit has been filed against the chain. The legal action by Andrea C. Dow, mother of Alexander Keough, is the first in a likely string of lawsuits […]

Update Boston College: 141 students with norovirus from Chipotle

December 10, 2015 by


Update: According to the Boston Herald, the number of students with norovirus from the Cleveland Circle Chipotle has reached 141. ____________ Editor’s note: Various New England news outlets are reporting that the number is now 120 students stricken with norovirus from eating at the Cleveland Circle MA Chipotle. ____________ Reported by Dan Hausle BOSTON (AP) […]

55 sick: Norovirus linked to NC Cowfish Sushi Bar illness

June 9, 2015 by


by Doug Powell The Mecklenburg County Health Department believes norovirus is what caused customers and employees at Cowfish Sushi Bar and Grill to become sick. Cowfish Sushi Bar and GrillTwenty-one employees and 34 customers reported flu-like symptoms, prompting the restaurant to close Saturday. They have since sanitized and are back open. The Health Department says […]

California restaurant closes for noro clean up

May 31, 2015 by


by Ben Chapman Norovirus persistence is a problem for the food industry. The virus is hardy and can stick around on surfaces for six weeks or more. Once it’s there, the virus is tough to get out of a kitchen, dining room, restroom or storage area. Oh, and with a low mean infectious dose, some difficult […]


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