A Suggested Method for Evaluating Foodhandler/Processor Handwash Formulations

Authored by: Daryl S. Paulson

Handbook of Topical Antimicrobials

Print publication date:  September  2002
Online publication date:  September  2002

Print ISBN: 9780824707880
eBook ISBN: 9780203909256
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For years, limited effort has been directed toward assuring the antimicrobial effectiveness of handwashing products used by food-processing and food-preparation personnel [1]. However, in recent years, the high public profile accorded recurrent outbreaks of serious Escherichia coli 0157:H7 infection, as well as notable incidents of food contamination by other microorganisms throughout the country, has been of considerable concern to food industry sanitarians, politicians, and governmental regulatory agencies.

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