Which symptom must be reported to your regulatory authority when it afflicts a food handler?
Explanation: Jaundice is sometimes caused by Hepatitis A which is contagious and can be spread through food. Hepatitis A is of special concern because it is caused by a virus that may not be killed by regular cooking methods. It is also not curable and treatments are limited. If an employee appears to have yellowing of the skin or eyes, this could be jaundice. This symptom must be reported to your regulatory authority. If the symptom has been present for at least 7 days they must be excluded from the operation. That employee should not be allowed to return to work until they have a written release from a medical practitioner and permission from your regulatory authority.