Working with food when H pylori positive

by Franci Carney
(Namibia, Africa)

I have a restaurant and one of my staff members has just been diagnosed with H pylori. This particular employee works in the kitchen with food. Does she pose a risk working with food and how long? Do i need to remove her from the kitchen?

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Have you tested yourself???
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Franci,

Have you been tested yourself for H pylori? Have you instituted a policy that all of your food preparers be tested for H pylori before they can handle food?

If not, then why would you worry about someone who has tested positive when the odds are that 1/2 of your workers are positive already?

And this worker didn't JUST get H pylori at the time that he was diagnosed, he likely had it the entire time that he worked for you.

So, unless you institute a policy of everyone being tested and only those with negative tests can handle food, then it's pointless to single anyone out. In addition, since H pylori is present in 1/2 the population, your workers will be constantly exposed to it through family members and intimate partners. You would also need to implement a testing policy yearly or more frequently if you want to prevent anyone with H pylori from handling food.

Unless you implement all of this, you won't be preventing anything since 1/2 of your workers likely already have it too- maybe you do too! I know of not a single food service facility who cares even the slightest bit about H pylori and hospitals that care for patients don't test for it and are not interested in figuring out if their staff has it either- so should YOU worry about it? Probably not. Does this mean that they can't transmit it? I don't know the answer to that and the answer is that maybe they can, I don't know, but no one in the food service or health care industries are worrying about it.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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PS: Don't forget that I wrote the book on H pylori. Get The H Pylori Solution today and end your struggle with this infection.

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