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Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Ohio Ag Facts, The Dirt | 0 comments

Food Safety Mythbusters Part 3: Washing Hands

Food Safety Mythbusters Part 3: Washing Hands

The Partnership for Food Safety Education’s third mythbuster is here!  They have provided some great information so far and this one is no exception. Today’s food safety fact is all about hand washing:

MYTH

“When kids wash their hands, just putting their hands under running water is enough to get the germs off.”

FACT

Water is just part of what you need for clean hands! Washing hands properly is a great way to reduce the risk of food poisoning. Here’s how: Wet your hands with clean, running water and apply soap. Rub them together to lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of hands, between fingers, and under nails. Continue rubbing for at least 20 seconds. Sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice to time yourself! Rinse hands well under running water. Dry your hands using a clean towel, paper towel, or an air dryer.

Keep a look out for the fourth and final food safety mythbuster!

 

 

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