New hand sanitizer fights viruses

Source of Article:  http://members.ift.org/IFT/Pubs/Newsletters/weekly/nl_090308.htm

 

A new study shows that an ethanol-based sanitizer minimizes transmission of viruses in food processing environments.

Researchers at the University of Ottawa and North Carolina State University found that transmission of multiple enteric viruses can be reduced by using a new ethanol-based hand sanitizer containing a synergistic blend of polyquaternium polymer and organic acid. The sanitizer was found to be effective against norovirus, the leading cause of food-related illness in the United States.

The findings appeared in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

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