The Importance of Hand Hygiene to Food Safety

Hand hygiene resources, including staff education and sanitation, are key to food processing enviroment safety.

Food processing plants must furnish personnel with effective hand cleaning resources, placed in close proximity to food handling areas. These resources include hot running water, and hand disinfectants.

Doctorclean has launched hand hygiene nad sanitizing products for food processing staff. The products eliminate a range of pathogens and cut the risk of cross-contamination in production faciliyties.

Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 20% of respiratory infections (e.g., the common cold) can be prevented through handwashing. Precluding these everyday illnesses through handwashing can also have a much broader positive effect on overall wellbeing, as reducing infections helps avoid overuse of antibiotics, which is the leading cause of antibiotic resistance around the world. As health and well-being are intricately tied to personal hygiene, long-term care facilities should continue providing proactive solutions for an environment that is less conducive to germ spread.