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The Importance of Hand Hygiene in Reducing Cross Contamination

May 15,2018 | by Michele Colbert

Handwashing, employee hygiene, food safety culture

Everyone understands the importance of good hand hygiene, but the reality is that out in the real world… most people don’t understand the power of hand hygiene to reduce the spread of disease.

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Importance of Automated Employee Hygiene in Food Processing and Packaging

April 9,2018 | by Jil Di Rito

footwear hygiene, Handwashing, employee hygiene

Most food production and packaging professionals understand the importance of good hand hygiene, but how many understand the potential pitfalls of even the most strictly enforced SOP’s?

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Improve Employee Hygiene GMPs and Demo Automated Handwashing and Footwear Sanitizing Technology at IPPE

December 21,2017 | by Patricia Kelly

boot scrubbers, Handwashing, employee hygiene, food safety culture


Meritech, manufacturer of the world’s only fully-automated, touch-free handwashing systems will exhibit at the 2018 IPPE tradeshow in Atlanta, GA Jan. 30-Feb 1 at booth # C870. Meritech will equip its booth with CleanTech fully automated handwashing and footwear sanitizing systems so attendees can experience the world’s only technology-based approach to employee hygiene.

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Meritech Introduces Hand Hygiene Technology at Theme Park Expo

October 10,2017 | by Patricia Kelly

Handwashing, food safety culture

IAAPA EXPO, Nov. 13-17, 2017 Orlando, Florida


Golden, Colorado Meritech, manufacturer of the world’s only fully automated handwashing systems will exhibit for the first time at IAAPA Attraction Expo, Nov. 13-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida Booth #4278. Visitors to the Meritech booth will experience first hand the twelve-second fully-automated handwash that removes 99.98% of all dangerous pathogens and protects public health by preventing the spread of disease. Attendees will see the newest Meritech models specifically designed for the public use at theme parks, on cruise ships, in stadiums and stations and other public places.

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If you're considering taking a cruise...

April 6,2016 | by Paul Barnhill

Handwashing, Personnel Hygiene

If you're one of 22 million people setting sail on a cruise ship vacation this year, you should listen up! Even though cruise lines have taken steps recently to raise the bar on their health and sanitation practices onboard, germs always find a way in the picture when you're living in such close conditions with other travelers and crew. The last thing you want during treasured vacation time is getting sick with a case of GI or foodborne illness. Especially keep in mind that alcohol gels and wipes do NOT kill Norovirus, the leading culprit of cruiseline outbreaks. Here are a few things to think about before you take a sip of that piña colada….

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Handwashing Habits: 3 Basics of Employee Hygiene R-R-R

March 15,2016 | by Paul Barnhill

Handwashing, Personnel Hygiene

This is the first post in a series we're doing on ways your company can improve hand hygiene habits across your company, from employees on the production line to managers.

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Food Safety Audits & Next Steps

March 6,2015 | by Paul Barnhill

Handwashing, Personnel Hygiene

Food Safety Audits - What To Do Next?

When an internal food safety audit reveals holes in your safety and sanitation processes, take heart. Considering the frequency of foodborne illness outbreaks, product recalls and food poisoning lawsuits, identifying potential problems before they occur is a good thing. Fixing small issues prevents them from ballooning into major incidents involving alienated vendors and customers, damaged brand reputation, and regulatory violations.

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Tips to Fend-Off Germs of Coughing Coworkers in the Office

January 20,2015 | by Paul Barnhill

Handwashing, Personnel Hygiene

It’s the height of flu season, and just trying to avoid coughing co-workers in the office or plant facility may not be enough to stave off a case of the flu. Bad bugs can spread very quickly through the workplace.

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The History of Hand Washing Compliance

November 26,2014 | by Paul Barnhill


Hands and History

The definition of hygiene would be different in each century you go back to over the course of human history. For a Roman of the first century, cleanliness meant soaking for hours in baths of various temperatures, scraping the body with a metal scraping blade, and applying olive oil to the skin.

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