If you suspect you have a foodborne illness from a facility on campus you may report it to OSEH at 734-647-1142 or at OSEHFoodSafety@umich.edu. OSEH will abide by the Foodborne Illness Reporting Responsibilities.
A foodborne illness or food poisoning is caused by pathogenic microorganisms or chemicals in food. Ingestion of this food causes an illness with symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, headache and fever among others. Prevention of foodborne illness requires proper personal hygiene and food handling practices.
The top 5 foodborne illness risk factors identified by the CDC:
- Improper hot/cold holding temperatures of potentially hazardous food
- Improper cooking temperatures of food
- Dirty and/or contaminated utensils and equipment
- Poor employee health and hygiene
- Food from unsafe sources
Foodborne illness can originate in the home as well as a licensed food service facility. Food safety in the home is important to prevent illnesses.
- Applicant and Food Employee Interview
- Food Employee Reporting Agreement
- Applicant and Food Employee Medical Referral
Useful External Links
- Washtenaw County: Food Safety in the Home