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§ 2574. Food Poisoning.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 17. Public Health
Division 1. State Department of Health Services
Chapter 4. Preventive Medical Service
Subchapter 1. Reportable Diseases and Conditions
Article 3. Specific Diseases and Conditions (Refs & Annos)
17 CCR § 2574
§ 2574. Food Poisoning.
(Excluding Botulism and Salmonella infections). A reportable case of food poisoning is defined as follows: any person with symptoms of acute gastroenteritis, vomiting, diarrhea, or neurologic symptoms whose illness occurs in association with a group of other persons who may have consumed a common food or beverage. The etiologic agents include:
(a) Organic poisons present in normal animal or plant tissues, including mushrooms, fish, and mussels.
(b) Mineral or organic poisons, including arsenic, lead, cadmium, and fluorine, introduced into food by accident, or with the intent to improve the appearance or as preservatives.
(c) Toxins preformed in food by the growth of microorganisms, including staphylococci. (Botulism is reported separately. See Section 2552.)
Upon receiving the report, the health officer shall make or cause to be made an investigation in an effort to determine the source and cause of the outbreak. If the responsible food is one distributed outside the area over which he has jurisdiction, he shall immediately report his findings to the Director of the State Department of Health Services and to those local health officers concerned. There are no restrictions on cases or contacts.
This database is current through 1/14/22 Register 2022, No. 2
17 CCR § 2574, 17 CA ADC § 2574
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