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Hand Washing

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ands are the main medium foodborne illnesses spread. So, washing hands is essential to promote adequate hygiene and good health at home, school, and specially in kitchen operations. Proper handwashing could protect from sickness such as diarrhea. Diarrhea is one of the top two killers of children around the world according to the UNICEF (1).

In addition, the CDC says that, “a single gram of human feces -which is about the weight of a paper clip- can contain one trillion germs. Germs such as Salmonella, E. coli 0157, and norovirus. This is why we decided to talk about the significance of proper handwashing in our first blog and provide the steps for it.

Keep in mind that warm water is very important. In fact, available hot water and electricity are essential to operate a licensed commercial kitchen in Texas.