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28 Pa. Code § 27.153. Restrictions on food handlers.

§ 27.153. Restrictions on food handlers.

 A person with the following diseases or conditions may not work as a food handler, see, also, 3 Pa.C.S. Chapter 65 (relating to the Food Employee Certification Act) and 7 Pa. Code § §  78.41—78.43 (Reserved), except as follows:

   (1)  Amebiasis. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by two consecutive negative stool specimens, obtained at least 24 hours apart, as verified by a physician. If antiparasitic treatment has been given, the specimens may not be collected sooner than 48 hours after treatment was completed. See §  27.156 (relating to the special requirements for amebiasis).

   (2)  Enterohemorrhagic E. coli. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by two consecutive negative stool specimens, obtained at least 24 hours apart, as verified by a physician. If antibacterial treatment has been given, the specimens may not be collected sooner than 48 hours after treatment was completed. See §  27.157 (relating to the special requirements for enterohemorrhagic E. coli).

   (3)  Shigellosis. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by two consecutive negative stool specimens, obtained at least 24 hours apart, as verified by a physician. If antibacterial treatment has been given, the specimens may not be collected sooner than 48 hours after treatment was completed. See §  27.158 (relating to the special requirements for shigellosis).

   (4)  Typhoid fever or paratyphoid fever. Until the etiologic organism has been eradicated as proven by three negative successive stool specimens collected at intervals of at least 24 hours nor earlier than 48 hours after receiving the last dose of a chemotherapeutic drug effective against Salmonella typhi or paratyphi, and no earlier than 1 month after onset. See §  27.159 (relating to the special requirements for typhoid and paratyphoid fever).

   (5)  Hepatitis A, viral hepatitis, or jaundice of unspecified etiology. Until 1 week following the onset of jaundice, or 2 weeks following symptom onset or IgM antibody positivity if jaundice is not present, as verified by a physician.

   (6)  Persistent diarrhea. Until resolved or judged to be noninfective by a physician.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.153 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  1151.33 (relating to sanitation and safety in a facility); and 28 Pa. Code §  1161.34 (relating to sanitation and safety in a facility).



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