There has been a decline in consumer handwashing from mid-2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on results from a Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey.

Between April 2020 and January 2022, the proportion who reported handwashing with soap and warm water “always” or “most of the time” declined from 79 percent

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People’s hand hygiene habits have changed for the better during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research in the United Kingdom.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Ipsos Mori studied consumer hand hygiene behavior during the pandemic in England, Wales and Northern Ireland between April 2020 and January 2021. Each quarter,
Continue Reading Handwashing habits in UK, Australia changed during COVID-19 pandemic

Dutch people are paying more attention to hygiene in the kitchen, according to a survey measuring attitudes and habits during the coronavirus pandemic and related lockdowns.

Research by the Netherlands Nutrition Center (Voedingscentrum) looked at how much focus people have been putting on their health. Experts hope the positive changes
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It’s estimated that the average person will get norovirus five times during their lifetime. Globally, there are 685 million cases of norovirus each year, with approximately 20 million of those cases occurring in the United States. Norovirus is the number one foodborne illness – and the leading cause of foodborne
Continue Reading Norovirus isn’t rocket science: Wash your freakin’ hands

Editor’s note: In recognition of Global Handwashing Day today, we have compiled information from the CDC about why it is so important to promote this simple activity. 

Handwashing is like a “do-it-yourself” vaccine to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you and those around you can stay
Continue Reading Your life is in your hands: Global Handwashing Day is Oct. 15