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Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting When it comes to eliminating germs, remember the differences between these terms: Cleaning = removes dirt and grime (can physically move germs, but does not kill them) Sanitizing = reduces the number of germs to safer levels (by either cleaning or disinfecting) Disinfecting = kills germs using chemicals (not guaranteed to clean) What Is Hydrogen Peroxide? While it may sound like a toxic chemical, hydrogen peroxide is a naturally occurring substance. While its scientific name may sound complicated, hydrogen peroxide is simply water with an extra oxygen molecule. Plants and animals can produce hydrogen peroxide (it is...

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the information online, so we put together this post to help you safely clean and disinfect your home. What’s the difference between cleaning and disinfecting? It’s important to note that cleaning a surface, such as removing dirt and particles, is not the same thing as disinfecting a surface that kills viruses and bacteria.  Often, you need to clean a surface with soap and water or another cleaning solution BEFORE you can effectively disinfect the surface.  For example, if you bake cookies and your kitchen counter is covered in flour, sugar, egg, and other ingredients from your...

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Contamination of food by the hands of food handlers is an important cause of foodborne illness outbreaks. For this reason, many food establishment operators (and health departments) have encouraged or required kitchen staff to wear gloves while handling food.  If gloves are used incorrectly, however, the risk of contamination by a gloved hand is the same as for a bare hand. If the type of glove is appropriate, proper handwashing is practiced, and the gloves are changed frequently, gloves can provide an effective barrier between the hands of food handlers and the foods they handle. The following guidelines are recommended...

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Know how it spreads There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms....

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Steps in protecting yourself and your family from covid-19

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