18 AAC 31.907 - Foodborne illness investigation and control

Current through September 28, 2021

(a) If the department believes a food establishment or an employee might be the source of a foodborne illness, the department may take action necessary to control disease transmission, including suspending the food establishment's permit under 18 AAC 31.905, and actions recommended by the Department of Health and Social Services and
(1) securing an illness history from each employee suspected of transmitting the illness;
(2) restricting a suspect employee's services to an area of the food establishment where there is no danger of transmitting disease or excluding a food employee from the food establishment;
(3) requiring medical or laboratory examination of a suspect employee;
(4) securing records or other information that might assist in the positive identification of persons potentially exposed to the disease; or
(5) obtaining samples of food for laboratory analysis.
(b) If the department restricts or excludes an employee under (a) of this section or in response to a report from an operator, as specified in 18 AAC 31.300(b) (3), the department will release an employee from restriction or exclusion
(1) if the employee provides a statement from a health practitioner that the employee is free of the infection; or
(2) as recommended by the Department of Health and Social Services.
(c) The department may release to the public the name of a food establishment found to be the source of a foodborne illness if the release will assist in the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of the disease or if otherwise required by law.


18 AAC 31.907
Eff. 12/28/2006, Register 180

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