What better way for diners to celebrate Valentine's Day than holding hands over a romantic meal at your restaurant…

Unfortunately, that could be the perfect recipe for spreading germs! Food handlers beware: Germs spread easily from contaminated hands to surfaces (or food!) and back – in both the front and back of house – via processes known as cross-transmission and cross-contamination. Once on hands, those germs are often transferred to the mouth, eyes, or nose — all points for infection.1
Cross-transmission of germs
Make sure the only bug you catch this Valentine’s Day is the love bug.
The good news is that proper, basic hand hygiene is “the single most effective way to prevent the transmission of disease.”2 So washing hands often can help prevent the spread of illness, especially during the high-risk months that make up cold and flu season. In food service environments, hand washing and sanitizing is essential to prevent food handlers from sickening co-workers and guests. Germs on hands can contaminate food during preparation, especially of ready-to-eat foods like cold cuts, salads and raw vegetables. Under the right conditions, those germs can multiply to dangerous levels.3
But hand washing isn't always an option when sinks or bathrooms aren't readily accessible. In instances where soap and water are not available, the CDC recommends the use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to those around you.4 Due to the friction of the wiping process, independent research has shown hand sanitizing wipes to be more effective than gels alone at removing germs from hands.5

So go ahead and hold hands this Valentine's Day… Just sanitize them first!

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*See tech data sheet for details. **Effective against common cold virus caused by Coronavirus and common flu virus caused by Influenza A/Hong Kong 1https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/handhygiene/why/5ways.html
5 Independent Study: Hill Top Research Laboratory, Miamiville, OH, November 2004.
8 See Technical Data Bulletin