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Avoid the Flu Printable Poster

Food handlers and staff that interact with the public are at increased risk for contracting and spreading influenza. Remind employees of the steps they can take to protect themselves, their co-workers, and your customers from illness with this printable poster.

Download and Print Avoid the Flu Poster.

Managers have a responsibility for determining when an employee should work or when they should be assigned to other tasks or sent home. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s free Retail Food Protection: Employee Health and Personal Hygiene Handbook provides guidelines that managers should review and know.

Key Steps Food Handlers, Restaurant and Store Employees Can Take

  • Take PREVENTATIVE ACTION by getting a flu shot vaccination
  • To avoid contracting or spreading the flu, WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY
  • If a food handler has INFLUENZA SYMPTOMS such as vomiting, diarrhea, or a sore throat with fever, they must REPORT SYMPTOMS TO THEIR MANAGER
  • If an employee has the flu, they should STAY HOME until they have been FEVER FREE for at least 24 hours.

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