Food Hygiene News - August 9, 2019

Food Hygiene News - August 9, 2019

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Food Hygiene News - August 9, 2019 Edition


 In this episode we're going to cover some important topics for ensuring your home doesn't become ground zero for harmful bacteria and infection. While these topics might sound trivial – Washing your hands, and Washing Dishes – its definitely worth a refresher for the safety of your loved ones, both people the furfam.


Washing your hands

From the Centers for Disease Control:
Follow these five steps every time.

•  Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
•  Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of • your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
•  Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
•  Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
•  Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.



And from the World Health Organization (WHO), this step-by-step guide on effective hand-washing.





Washing Dishes

How to wash your dishes, by food reporter, Becky Krystal, at the Washington Post:

  1. Choose a soap with little to no fragrance, focusing on strength of product. 
  2. Remove food debris prior to washing using a pot scraper or even a spatula.  
  3. Wash using a scouring pad if it won’t hurt the item being cleaned. If you use a soft sponge, replace it often, as they tend to harbor bacteria.
  4. Consider how much water you use. If possible, fill up a tub with soapy water to cleanse your items, and replace the water as needed. 
  5. After cleansing, rinse with water as hot as possible - wear gloves if needed.  
  6. For items that may spot with water, feel free to dry with an absorbent towel. Otherwise, let items air dry, leaving room around them for air to circulate. 




Non-Profit of the week – The Denver Dumb Friends League (DDFL)

The Denver Dumb Friends League (DDFL) was founded in 1910, and named after “Our Dumb Friends League” in London, England, where “dumb” meant unable to speak for themselves. Currently, the DDFL is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region. They rescue sick, injured, and neglected animals, investigate cases of neglect, provide shelter and veterinary care, adopt homeless pets and horses to new homes, reduce pet overpopulation with mobile spay and neuter projects, and offer community outreach and learning programs.



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