Posted: February 17th, 2012 - 10:21pm
Sprouts are not a health food. But there’s lots of other food safety myths. USA Today's Elizabeth Weise spoke with food safety experts to pull together a list of the most common food safety myths.
* Mayonnaise is a death trap.
Posted: February 10th, 2012 - 3:46pm
Universities have a tough time with norovirus. Close quarters, not-the-best-personal-hygiene and cafeterias are all factors in spreading the pathogen around. Brae Surgeoner, Doug and I had a paper published in the September 2009 Journal of Environmental Health about some research we conducted in the Winter of 2006.
Posted: February 10th, 2012 - 2:53pm
KALAMAZOO -- If you're a grower for Kalamazoo's year-long farmers' market, it's not enough to get stuff to grow. Gardeners and commercial growers alike need to be careful with their practices to keep fruits and vegetables safe to eat, said a Michigan State University scientist.
And market shoppers?
Posted: January 13th, 2012 - 12:32pm
Bacterial contamination is a concern in the pulp and paper industry. Not only is the machinery contaminated but also can be the end-paper products. Bacterial transmission from unused paper towels to hands and surfaces is not well documented.
Am J Infect Control. 2011
Posted: January 9th, 2012 - 7:49pm
I like to write at Starbucks. There's something about the background activity and lattes, mixed with Neil Young on my iPod, that helps me focus. I hit up a somewhat new outlet in Raleigh today and needed a restroom break. After washing my hands I looked around the bathroom for paper towels and all I could find was an air dryer (right, exactly as shown).
Posted: December 20th, 2011 - 7:22pm
Traducido por Gonzalo Erdozain
Resumen del folleto informativo mas reciente:
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- Pasta precocida, trapos y empleados dieron positivo en el test de Salmonella
Posted: December 15th, 2011 - 10:37pm
With hand sanitizers popping up on walls across the U.S.—from health clinics to grocery stores to museums; hand sanitizing gels available in fragrances from "leather" to "lace"; and touch-free faucets, soaps, and dryers finding their way into more and more restrooms, hands have taken the public spotlight in contamination reduction.
Quality Assurance & Food Safety
Posted: November 30th, 2011 - 4:25pm
Epidemiology and Infection January 2012 140 : pp 182-190
Posted: November 28th, 2011 - 4:22pm
This is a CBS News video of the Arrowsight handwashing video monitoring system that has been used to dramatically increase handwashing compliance rates at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y.
The same system is now being widely used by meat companies in an effort to reduce E. coli and other contamination inside processing plants.
Posted: November 26th, 2011 - 10:45am
Tina Rosenberg of the New York Times write that in the intensive care units at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., two L.E.D. displays adorn the wall across from each nurses’ station. They show the hand hygiene rate achieved: last Friday in the surgical I.C.U., the weekly rate was 85 percent and the current shift had a rate of 91 percent.