Safety advocates call on industry to vaccinate
5/08/2000-In light of the recent, large-scale
Hepatitis A exposure in the San Francisco
Bay Area, food safety attorneys of
law firm of Marler Clark, are asking
and food manufacturers to voluntarily
all workers against Hepatitis A. "In
the last six months Hepatitis A exposures
have been linked to two Seattle-area
a Carl's Jr. in Spokane, WA, Hoggsbreath,
a Minnesota restaurant, and three restaurants
in Northwest Arkansas, IHOP, U.S. Pizza
Belvedeers. Now more than seven hundred
are being vaccinated against this potentially
deadly virus in California after possible
consumption of contaminated strawberries.
Furthermore, this isn't the first time
strawberries have been implicated in
outbreak of a foodborne disease."
continued, "Restaurants and food
must take action and voluntarily vaccinate
all of their employees."