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Norovirus Woman throwing up.

Norovirus or Winter Vomiting Disease. Vomitus or Diarrhea. Fecal or...

The will to wash one's hands can be easily sidetracked by any one of these situations. Corrective actions in bold.

11. Faucet handles: Invisibly contaminated. Go touchless!

10. Paper towel dispenser: Invisibly contaminated. Go touchless!

9. Soap dispenser lever: Invisibly contaminated. Go...

Martha Stewart, like so many celebrity “demonstration” chefs, likely missed a handwash and paid a price, “spending days in bed.” We hope she is luckier than some where the ...


Twelve years of formal and informal research have provided the ...

Why poor hand washers need better paper

Single-use paper toweling is a critical component in professional handwashing, whether in restaurants, schools, the workplace or hospitals and nursing homes. The...

An expandable system encourages getting started.

Vision Enabled Training has introduced a system that can both track handwashing frequency and provide an indication of handwash quality by tracking...

First to Earn Handwashing For Life's 5 Star Hand Hygiene Award

The Atrio Restaurant's Chef Peter Fulgenzi had assessed his operation's risk if they were to experience a breakdown in their handwashing system...

Executive Summary:

The 12 questions, delivered in three short survey segments, were designed to raise awareness of some unaddressed sub-issues remaining from the 2012 Conference For Food Protection's Hand Hygiene Committee, charged with identifying alternate ...

This final segment concludes our independent survey, gathering perspectives for consideration by the 2014 ...

Hey kids "Stop making my animals sick!"

SaniTwice® is a welcomed intervention at the University of Minnesota's National Center for Food Protection. So many times there is no convenient access to running water to facilitate good ...

Clean-as-you-go is the answer to TouchReady® Surfaces

Daily destruction of potential...

An independent gathering of perspectives for consideration by the 2014 ...

Hand Hygiene Pre-Committee

A special thanks to the 81 ...

Convenience results in a prompt remedy for water outages

The school foodservice world owes Carmel Salazar, former ...

Linking Training To Actual Behavior

Self-monitored handwashing is ...

If anyone ever questioned why the Handwashing Only directive is important for specified kitchen handsinks, consider this "poster child" example.

This restaurant is blessed with a handsink perfectly located at...

Hand drying is a misnomer. The friction added by using a paper towel is a significant part of the "handwash". Using air dryers of any type, can leave a high level of suspended contaminants in place. The shorter the scrub step, the more important it is to use paper towels. This is especially true in restrooms where the Splash 'n Dash is the standard and residues are naturally...

Wash your hands. That’s our simple summary to celebrate Earth Day.

Poor hand hygiene is likely the single largest contributing factor to diarrhea in North America. If we...

Handwash training has long been a priority for foodservice operators and their regulators. Training monies are invested annually even when facing high staff turnover rates, often over 100% per year.

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But poor hand hygiene remains the #1 cited contributing factor in...

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SaniTwice® for Catered Events

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