• FSIC says handwashing is best way to mitigate gastro risks

    4 days ago - By Food Safety

    Good handwashing is more effective than hand sanitizer use in reducing the risk of getting norovirus, according to the Food Safety Information Council .
    Hand sanitizers are effective against reducing COVID-19 but have little effect on the spread of norovirus. Frequently washing hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds and drying with a paper towel for another 20 seconds will reduce the risk of contracting norovirus.
    A previous survey of 1,232 adults in Australia in August 2020 found people reported they washed their hands an average of 7.5 times a day and sanitized them 3.9 times...
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  • Researchers say zero risk not possible in food safety

    4 days ago - By Food Safety

    There is no such thing as zero risk when it comes to food safety, according to researchers.
    Consumers, industry and governments typically desire foods that are free of any risk but scientists said zero risk is unattainable in food production regardless of the severity of inactivation treatments or stringency of sampling programs.
    Risk-based approaches such as Microbial Risk Assessment are increasingly used to manage food safety hazards, evaluate risks and identify control strategies that reduce risks to an acceptable level.
    Researchers Marcel Zwietering, Alberto Garre, Martin Wiedmann and...
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