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Industry Initiatives

Focus on Handwashing

Proper handwashing plays a vital role in reducing the likelihood of transmitting foodborne illnesses to shoppers and co-workers in our fresh departments. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the spread of germs from the hands of food workers accounts for 89% of the estimated 48 million cases of foodborne illness that occur annually in the United States. IDDBA in 2017 is conducting a campaign called Safe Food Matters! Focus on Handwashing to build awareness on the importance of handwashing to prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses through contact and cross-contamination, and provide food retailers and manufacturers with education, training, and resources to help managers and service associates in their fresh departments. #CleanIn20

For over 25 years, IDDBA has been a leader in providing quality food safety information to its members, usually free of charge.