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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

Why You Need to Keep Your Smartphone out of the Kitchen!


Recently, I enjoyed a great meal at a local restaurant.  As we were leaving, we passed by the kitchen, which was visible to the diners.  I immediately noticed one of the chefs was texting and proceeded to put his smartphone in his pocket and continued cooking – without washing his hands.

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Topics: Foodborne Illness, Food Employees, Food Safety

Be a Superhero! Help Fight Superbugs!

If you’ve been following health news recently you may have heard the following scary phrases: nightmare bacteria, drug resistant bacteria, mcr-1 superbug. These terms are used simply to refer to the same thing: bacteria that have developed resistance to antibiotics we use to kill them. Sounds terrible, but in reality there are steps we all can take to prevent this and protect ourselves.  

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Topics: Antimicrobial resistance, superbugs, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

Top 5 Hand Hygiene Articles So Far In 2016!

Can you believe 2016 is already half way over?  We wanted to take a few minutes and look back at the top 5 hand hygiene, infection prevention and food safety articles featured so far this year in our blog. 

 

Of the 25 articles featured to date, here is the top 5 based on the number of page views.

 

 

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

Can the ‘Yuck Factor’ Motivate People to Wash their Hands?

Be honest.  Have you ever neglected to wash your hands after using the washroom? Unfortunately, 1 in every 5 people you meet did just that. 

 

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Topics: Infection Prevention in Healthcare

Celebrity Chef Hand Washing Fail

I’ll admit it.  I’m a bit of a foodie.  Who doesn’t love a great meal, especially when a professional chef is preparing it?  It’s amazing what they can do with the same ingredients we have – except they make it so much better.

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Foodborne Illness, Food Safety

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