Food Industry Workers Going to Work Sick

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A new survey reveals more than half of food industry workers in the US and Canada go to work sick.

The Center for Research and Public Policy polled 1,200 people working in food processing plants, cafeterias, restaurants and grocery stores.

51-percent said they always or frequently go to work when they’re sick.

The most common reasons were a fear of lost wages and letting down fellow co-workers.

And 15-percent of workers said they would not serve the food they make to their own families.

When managers were asked how many employees they thought came to work sick – the majority answered just 18-percent.

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