Percentage of outbreaks in which poor personal hygiene of food workers was a contributing factor
Percentage of outbreaks in which pathogens were transferred to food by workers’ hands1
Percenage of times food workers actually washed their hands prior to activities requiring handwashing2
The annual World Health Organization’s “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign spotlights the importance of hand hygiene in preventing infections globally. “Clean Your Hands Day” is celebrated on May 5th, 2019, and Sani Professional® is proud to support its mission of hand hygiene and infection prevention.
Handwashing is one of the FDA’s recommended prevention methods as it can significantly reduce transmission of pathogens from hands to food and other objects. The Food Code indicates that proper handwashing should take at least 20 seconds and include running warm water, soap, friction between the hands for 10 to 15 seconds, rinsing, and drying with clean towels or hot air.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises that hands be washed before:
FDA also advises that hands be washed after:
Yet, when soap and water aren’t readily available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that the best means of cleaning and sanitizing hands is an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Below illustrates best practice for hand hygiene using a hand sanitizing wipe:
Sani Professional® Hands Instant Sanitizing Wipes: