Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Why is the coronavirus different?

The coronavirus that we are all dealing with this year has some startling differences and also some similarities from other viruses that we have heard about before. About 15-30% of common colds every year are caused by a type of coronavirus. COVID-19 is a disease caused by a particularly virulent and contagious coronavirus. What is […]

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Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Say NO to hand sanitizer DIY

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advocates hand washing with plain soap and water as the best way to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of getting sick. Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is essential, especially after going to the bathroom; after handling […]

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Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Why soap?

We’ve all heard a lot recently about hand washing as an important step in illness prevention. Effective hand washing starts with soap and clean, running water. Either bar soap or liquid soap will work. Wet hands with clean water and apply soap. When we place unclean hands in water, nothing really happens. Add soap and […]

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The science is in: don’t wash your poultry

The debate on whether or not to wash raw poultry is a fierce one, but until recently there was no hard-and-fast data to tell us just how risky it is to wash poultry. A recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) demonstrates that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they […]

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No soap and water? Try hand sanitizers.

Washing your hands is one of the most important things you can do to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to people around you. The best way to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of getting sick is by washing your hands with plain soap and clean water, advises the Centers for […]

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