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1. Start by hiring smarter … Hire managers with leadership skills to help employees reach and sustain their professional handwashing standards. Don’t hire employees with nervous habits of...

Why training may be blocking progress

Our world of restaurant food safety is blessed with a cadre of good trainers and creative programs....

How Hand Hygiene Monitoring Gets You in the Game

Well implemented technology-assisted monitoring of handwashing behaviors is a potential game changer in...

A recommendation of “No Action” at the ...

Summary of proposed hand hygiene solutions

The biennial meeting of The Conference For Food Protection (...

(Submitted by a former State Regulator after reading this blog series in preparation for the 2014 biennial Conference For Food Protection (...

How the operator-interpreted code blurs food safety responsibility.

Health authorities help operators prepare and serve safe food. These...

“… staff told to wash their hands more often.”

After the closing of another world class restaurant due to a norovirus ...

2013 Food Code, FDA, U.S. Public Health Service

Risk vs. Inspection

[Notes for those interested in enhancing the Model Food Code via the Conference For Food Protection (...

Food Safety Consortium (http://www.foodsafetyconsortium.org/)

Handwashing For Life has been looking for a trade event that would be more risk-based and inclusive of the foodservice audience. Food Safety Tech has responded with a...

Jim Restroom Audit

Cleanliness is a powerful message of customer care

Customers are increasingly seeing restroom cleanliness as an indicator of the organization's culture and the reflection of their true customer care. It is proving to be one of the best spaces to invest in customer loyalty.

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Not everyone treats kitchen cleanliness as a cost. Some leading chefs consider it the foundation of their culture of cleanliness where creativity, quality and efficiency generate the prime revenue of returning customers. High standards translate to the staff's professional pride and unquestioned compliance with accountabilities.

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SaniTwice® Station with Gloves & Paper Towels

This portable no-water "handsink" has added an important gloving feature. This unit can now be located exactly where it is most needed and most likely used. There is no need to delay changing a contaminated or torn pair of gloves. There is no need to leave the work station unguarded while taking a hike to the nearest restroom or kitchen.

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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 ...

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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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Teaching Videos

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