For your first assignment, you will be taking on the role of General Manager in a foodservice facility.
Research Government or other valid websites for real world cases of foodborne illness outbreaks. Some suggestions for research include:
The US Food and Drug Administration https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/default.htm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/outbreaks/index.html
Food Safety News www.foodsafetynews.com/sections/foodborne-illness-outbreaks/
Choose one documented example of a foodborne illness outbreak that was tracked to ONE restaurant. (not multiple restaurants, not a chain, not a supplier – one restaurant). You are the manager of that restaurant.
Note that this means you should not be using the Jack in the Box incident from the early 90’s or any of the widespread Chipotle outbreaks from 2015/2016. Those were traced to multiple restaurants.
Provide a link to the case you are discussing (and include that in your references). Provide a summary of the foodborne illness outbreak. Be sure to identify the following:
– Name of the foodborne illness
– Cause of that illness
– What type of contamination caused this unsafe food? (There are three specific types of contamination)
– Identify if that illness was caused by Bacteria, Parasite, Toxin or other source and why you came to that conclusion
– Number of people affected and how severely
– Explain how this outbreak could have been prevented
Part 1 should be presented in paragraph form, using correct sentence structure. Be sure you are utilizing in-text citations where appropriate and be sure you are listing all your resources in APA format. If you do not have enough information to do a complete analysis, choose a different case.
The owners of this restaurant are upset by this outbreak, and reasonably so.
As the manager of the restaurant, prepare a report for the owners of the restaurant. Explain to them how and why this foodborne illness was contracted by patrons of your restaurant. Be sure to explain to them what groups of people are most at risk from this particular illness and why.
Explain the five most common risk factors that can contribute to foodborne illness as identified by the CDC, and explain which one likely caused this outbreak.
Discuss with them the potential costs that may be incurred from dealing with this outbreak – include both financial and non-financial costs and explain why these may be occurring.
Finally, explain what you will do in the future to prevent an outbreak such as this one.
Both parts should be submitted as one document – label them Part 1 and Part 2. Include all outside resources on a properly formatted reference page, in APA format. The paper should follow proper APA format – that means a properly formatted title page and a separate reference page. NOTE: An Abstract is NOT required, however every paper should begin with a brief introduction and end with a brief conclusion.
Refer to the grading rubric for assignment expectations.
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Student Name_Assignment Name_Course Identifier Example: FirstnameLastname_AssignmentOne_HOSP101 or Lastname_AssignmentOne_HOSP101
Once the assignment has been submitted, turnitin.com will automatically generate a similarity report. You should be aiming for a similarity score of less than 20%, excluding the reference page. This means that 80% or more of the content of your paper is written using your own original content.
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