.25 Foodborne Disease Investigation and Control.

The approving authority shall ensure that:

A. When there is reasonable cause to suspect foodborne disease transmission from a food processing plant employee:

(1) A morbidity history of the suspected employee is taken;

(2) An investigation is conducted; and

(3) The appropriate follow-up action is taken that may include:

(a) Immediate exclusion of the employee from all food handling positions within the plant; and

(b) Immediate closing of the food processing plant until medical and epidemiological evidence shows that the likelihood of further foodborne disease transmission is low; and

B. An investigation, a report, and the control of a foodborne disease outbreak is conducted in accordance with the provisions of COMAR 10.06.01.