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Risk-based Regimen Selector

Risk-based handwashing choices are infinite

Looking at your various workstations in your operation is it a one-size-fits-all when it comes time to specify your standard protocols?  Protocols from which...

Public health needs should set the pace for codification.

Once a public health driven need is identified, local resources seek solutions, often with supplier partners. Concept prototypes and programs are developed. Costly research is often involved and manufacturers seek patent protection to make this investment worthwhile. This factor looms large as some links in the chain of...

Foodhandler OneSafe Gloves

Gloving innovation passes pre-market trials

Waste in terms of lost donning time and "multi-pull" losses are answered with a new generation of single-use gloves. FoodHandler Category Manager, Cory Sexson, outlines benefits:

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Norovirus

Outbreak Sickens 75 at Minnesota Banquet

Might the norovirus have entered the...

Come Compete in the Handwashing For Life Olympics

Handwashing For Life® overcomes underwashing of hands and high-touch surfaces by...

Convert training to fun and improved hand cleanliness

The Food Safety Consortium is your next opportunity to enter the official...

Norovirus Disease Rates by Age Group

Image of human Norovirus from CDC

Norovirus is not thought of as being a killer nor is it considered long-lived on surfaces. Both are wrong and risky.

In the U.S., the ...

Blending available resources into an effective protocol.

From a Food Code perspective there is but one handwash. We like to think of it as a minimum and one of perhaps many. Handwashing For Life designates...

Learning diminished by simplistic reporting

Foodservice at a funeral in Alabama sickens 67 attendees from 10 states with ...

Sometimes training handwashing feels futile and frustrating. For the professional ...

Light duty hand cleaning may increase frequency

The Model Food Code serves as a minimum standard, providing a foundation on which operators can build solutions tailored to their operation and their assessment of risk.

There is an...

How should innovation be treated in a regulated environment?

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Any operator with the time and patience to page through regulations will find a few references to handwashing at the farm level within the ...

Confirmed by the presiding doctor, ...

The Southwest Environmental Health Association, during their 2013 annual meeting, volunteered to help establish a reference number for restaurant outbreaks due to poor hand hygiene. The group, largely local, state and national regulators, was asked What percentage of foodborne outbreaks are attributable to poor hand hygiene? They were given these choices: 20%, 40%, 60% or 80%.

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 Integrating noro-effective hand sanitizer with handwashing routines

A ...

Defining a safe level for handwashing frequency

Norovirus outbreaks commonly raise this question: What is a safe level for handwashing frequency?

If we look to the FDA for answers, the Model Food Code wisely avoids getting over prescriptive, considering all the variables.

The...

Richard F. Ghiselli, Head of Purdue's School of Hospitality, is the lead researcher and author of a study which shows that senior diners value restaurant cleanliness above all else. In fact, it took home the top three spots:

  1. Cleanliness of kitchens
  2. Cleanliness of dining areas and tables
  3. Cleanliness of restrooms.

Although hand cleanliness was not...

On entering your hotel room, place of work or study, wash your hands on arrival. Touch high-touch surfaces with care.

On the first day of a recent hotel stay, a 4 star ...

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HandsOn™ System

HandsOn System

5 steps to convert underwashing to under control. Set and track your risk-based ServeReady® Hands and TouchReady® Surface standards.

SaniTwice® for Catered Events

SaniTwice for Catered Events

Uncompromised hand cleanliness for those serving food at venues without running water.

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