Monday, September 28, 2015

Chipotle Outbreak

Forecast: Food


Chipotle Recently had an outbreak of Salmonella. Salmonella, the name of a group of bacteria, is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States. Usually, symptoms last 4-7 days and most people get better without treatment. But, Salmonella can cause more serious illness in older adults, infants, and persons with chronic diseases. Salmonella is killed by cooking and pasteurization(
This happened in Minnesota and in 17 Chipotle restaurants. 45 people were hospitalized, The health department are not sure where the Salmonella came from. 

Bullet Answers:

The global impact, national impact, and local / personal impact

This is a Global Impact because this disease can come from anyone, which will impact the rest of the people who come near the person interaction.

 Forecast the range of impact over the short term (the next 2 months to 2 years), to the long term (next 20 years to 20 + decades).

short term: Salmonella begins with clean hands. When one person doesn't clean their hands when there about to touch food that's how problems happen. Long term: Is when we teach or figure a system to make sure employees come to work with clean hands or make sure their capable to handle a food workplace. I would say have a machine scan each employees and see if their clean or not. It could help prevent Salmonella from happening, especially a fast food place.

    What could you do, or could be done to create the greatest positive impact on the future:
I would do the clean machine. Each fast food/restaurant would have this device. One is when each employee comes into work and one in the bathroom. This device will tell if each employee is clean or nah. It could also tell when the person will become sick.  Since tech is something we focus on why not create a machine that could stop harmful disease get into our food.

What could you do, or could be done to create the greatest negative impact on the future:
The machine could have lots of difficulties getting it to really scan germs or anything bad. It could tell false information and get the food industry way more problems then Salmonella. 

“Which region of the future” does this related closest most to or does this fit in between – or perhaps a region of the future you’d like to define for yourself.
tech/ no tech it's like half & half.

1 comment:

  1. I remember hearing about this. With a corporation as big as Chipotle, this cannot happen. I got salmonella one time, and because there was so much poison in my body, I literally blacked out-as if I had too much alcohol to drink. For people with weak immune systems and conditions that are hard to control (Type 1 Diabetes), outbreaks like this make it even more difficult to function. I think with this happening, not only Chipotle, but other food companies will have better control and management of the food they are selling.


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