Food Hygiene

Review of hygiene procedures in the home and their effectiveness

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Hygiene Procedures in the Home and Their Effectiveness: A Review of the Scientific Evidence Base, 2008.

International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene.

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The evidence reviewed in the IFH 2008 keynote paper “The changing hygiene climate: a review of infectious disease in the home and community” (www.ifhhomehygiene. org) shows that infectious diseases (ID) arising in the home setting are a significant concern. Although a proportion of these infections arise from direct person-to-person interaction or consumption of contaminated food, increasingly the evidence shows that significant numbers of infections, not only foodborne but also person-to-person infections, relate to cross contamination via the hands or other surfaces etc, and that improved standards of hygiene could do much to reduce the spread of this infection.

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Written by WASHplus

June 30, 2010 at 6:02 pm

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