Foodborne illness, or food poisoning, causes 48 million illnesses annually and can be attributed from eating contaminated food. The common viruses and bacteria that cause foodborne illness include E. Coli, Salmonella, Norovirus, Campylobacter, Listeria, and Clostridium Perfringens. Most illnesses occur quickly and don’t require hospitalization, however, it can be more serious for people who have weakened immune systems.
On a dry surface, E. coli can survive 1.5 hours – 16 months, salmonella can survive 6 hours – 4 weeks, and norovirus can survive 8 hours – 7 days. These bacteria, including others that have a long survival rate, often are the ones that make people sick.
Cleaning professionals play a major role when it comes to food safety. It is vital that they understand which products to use and how to correctly apply them. Multi-Clean has an array of disinfectants and sanitizers. This includes the 256 Century Q, 64 Millennium Q, M-C 10 Sanitizer, and Century Q Wipes. These disinfectants and sanitizers have effective kill claims per EPA against numerous bacteria and viruses. Be sure to follow the manufactures instructions on how to use the disinfectants and sanitizers and check out the Tips on using disinfectants blog for proper usage information. Multi-Clean also has training guides for proper disinfecting and sanitizing procedures. Choosing the correct disinfectant is just as important as choosing the correct cleaning tools, and the How can disinfectants become ineffective? blog tackles that issue.
For a listing of Multi-Clean disinfectants and sanitizers, please visit Multi-Clean’s Disinfectant webpage.