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Infected from food in workplace
May 24, 2003

if a worker in the workplace bleeds on food and I eat that food with a bleeding sore in my mouth surely this would pose a threat to the individual? What is the likelihood of this happening? Have there been any instances of this happening? Surely this is not right to let people work around knives etc when there is a possibility they may get blood on something?

Response from Ms. Breuer

Food handlers are subject to strict rules about blood on food and bandaging their own cuts. They are barred from serving bloody food. There are NO CASES of HIV infection from food in the entire history of the epidemic. This is one fear you can let go of, my friend.

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