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.


Written by WASHplus

June 30, 2010 at 6:02 pm

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