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adopts, as the law of this circuit, the Chapman amendment and the fear, prejudice, and
ignorance it represented.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Footnotes- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - n2 Below is the most current list (published by the CDC as part of the Department of
Health and Human Services on September 22, 1997) of diseases transmitted through the
I. Pathogens Often Transmitted by Food Contaminated by Infected Persons Who
Handle Food, and Modes of Transmission of Such Pathogens
The contamination of raw ingredients from infected food-producing animals and
cross-contamination during processing are more prevalent causes of foodborne disease
than is contamination of foods by persons with infectious or contagious diseases.
However, some pathogens are frequently transmitted by food contaminated by infected
persons. The presence of any one of the following signs or symptoms in persons who
handle food may indicate infection by a pathogen that could be transmitted to others
through handling the food supply: diarrhea, vomiting, open skin sores, boils, fever, dark
urine, or jaundice. The failure of food-handlers to wash hands (in situations such as after
using the toilet, handling raw meat, cleaning spills, or carrying garbage, for example),
wear clean gloves, or use clean utensils is responsible for the foodborne transmission of
these pathogens. Non-foodborne routes of transmission, such as from one person to
another, are also major contributors in the spread of these pathogens. Pathogens that can
cause diseases after an infected person handles food are the following:
Hepatitis A virus
Norwalk and Norwalk-like viruses
II. Pathogens Occasionally Transmitted by Food Contaminated by Infected Persons
Who Handle Food, but Usually Transmitted by Contamination at the Source or in Food
Processing or by Non-Foodborne Routes 226 Other pathogens are occasionally transmitted by infected persons who handle food,
but usually cause disease when food is intrinsically contaminated or cross-contaminated
during processing or preparation. Bacterial pathogens in this category often require a
period of temperature abuse to permit their multiplic...
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