Tag Archives: foodborne illness

5 Norovirus Prevention Tips

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Health & Wellness

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), each year there are an estimated 19-21 million cases of norovirus disease, including 1.7-1.9 million outpatient visits, 400,000 emergency department visits, 56,000-71,000 hospitalizations, and 570-800 deaths, which result in approximately $777 million in health-care costs.

It is important to protect your business from a foodborne illness outbreak. The costs of foodborne illness to a business are loss of customers and sales, negative media exposure, loss of reputation, staff missing work, staff retraining, lawsuits and legal fees, and increased insurance premiums.

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7 Common Food Safety Errors

This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series Safe With Society
As we celebrate our 100th year in business in 2015, we embark on another century of commitment to our policyholders. Our mission is to protect the livelihoods of our policyholders, and, as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In keeping with that theme, we’ll celebrate our 100th year in business with 100 important tips to help identify, evaluate and prevent dangers that could result in financial loss or injury in a year-long “Safe with Society” blog series.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases each year. As a professional in the food service industry, you have the opportunity to prevent food-related illness and reduce food safety liability by avoiding a few common food safety errors. (more…)

Reduce Food Poisoning Risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly 48 million Americans get sick due to foodborne illness every year. Additionally, roughly 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 actually die of foodborne diseases each year.

The food service industry has an obligation to do everything possible to mitigate these occurrences. Beyond the obvious ethical concerns, the fallout from a patron who gets sick from a foodborne illness possibly contracted at a given establishment can be significant. Concerns range from reputational to financial, and it’s important for proprietors to be prepared for anything. (more…)

Contamination and Threat

Society is unique in its understanding of the contamination exposures businesses face. That’s why we offer a variety of coverages that best protect the unique risks of each business.

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Keep Your Restaurant’s Kitchen Free of Foodborne Illness

Positive word-of-mouth is critical to any restaurant’s success, so when a customer contracts a foodborne illness at your establishment, you both suffer.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly one in six Americans contracts a foodborne illness every year. Around 128,000 patients wind up in hospitals sick from food poisoning every year, and 3,000 lose their lives because of foodborne illness.

Serving a multitude of meals each day increases a restaurant’s odds of accidently plating contaminated food and jeopardizing customer health. In addition to being bad for a restaurant’s reputation, it can also open a restaurant up to legal action. (more…)