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FDA Oral Culture Learner Project - Educational Videos for Retail Food Employees

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In an effort to enhance retail food safety, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released three video testimonials to educate retail and foodservice employees on the possible, dire consequences of poor preparation practices and provide tips to prevent foodborne illness. The videos, available below, support the FDA’s Retail Food Safety Initiative, which seeks to strengthen the retail and foodservice industry’s active managerial control of foodborne illness risk factors. The videos are also available for download disclaimer icon.  

A Family Tragedy that Could Have Been Prevented: The Story of Zella Ploghoft - Part 1 A Family Tragedy that Could Have Been Prevented:
The Story of Zella Ploghoft - Part 1

A Family Tragedy that Could Have Been Prevented: The Story of Zella Ploghoft - Part 2 A Family Tragedy that Could Have Been Prevented:
The Story of Zella Ploghoft - Part 2

Years of Suffering that Could Have Been Prevented: The Story of Kate and Bernadette Jacobs Years of Suffering that Could Have Been Prevented:
The Story of Kate and Bernadette Jacobs 


A Family Tragedy that Could Have Been Prevented: The Story of Zella Ploghoft - Part 1

On June 22, 2010, after seven weeks of hospitalization, Mrs. Zella Ploghoft of Athens, Ohio, died from complications caused by foodborne illness. This is an account of her suffering, hospitalization, and death as told by her son and daughter, Philip Ploghoft and Shelly Cooper.

A Family Tragedy that Could Have Been Prevented: The Story of Zella Ploghoft - Part 2

On June 22, 2010, after seven weeks of hospitalization, Mrs. Zella Ploghoft of Athens, Ohio, died from complications caused by foodborne illness. This is an account of her suffering, hospitalization, and death as told by her husband Milton Ploghoft.

Years of Suffering that Could Have Been Prevented: The Story of Kate and Bernadette 

This is an account of the suffering, hospitalization, and near death of Bernadette Jacobs and daughter Kate as a result of foodborne illness. Bernadette contracted listeriosis when she was 32 weeks pregnant with Kate.

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