‘Food staff should make hygiene decisions for themselves’: senator

2nd of March 2015
‘Food staff should make hygiene decisions for themselves’: senator

A US senator has suggested that restaurant employees should not be coerced into washing their hands after toilet visits.

And when referring to food preparation staff, North Carolina senator Thom Tillis provoked a row by saying: "Let them decide such issues".

Tillis, who opposes widespread regulation on businesses, made the comments during a

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Hand hygiene increases incidence of dermatitis among healthcare workers

27th of February 2015
Hand hygiene increases incidence of dermatitis among healthcare workers

A new study from The University of Manchester in the UK has revealed that the incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in healthcare workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections such as MRSA has taken hold.

Researchers from the University's Institute of Population Health studied reports voluntarily submitted by

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Cleaners break Tutankhamun’s burial mask - then glue it back together

23rd of February 2015
Cleaners break Tutankhamun’s burial mask - then glue it back together

Cleaners in Egypt have caused untold damage to the burial mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamun after knocking off the blue and gold braided beard, then gluing it back on again.

The pharaoh's 3,300-year-old mask has been left permanently damaged after the relic was hastily stuck together using epoxy glue at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Tutankhamun's tomb

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Tackling food safety challenges

17th of February 2015
Tackling food safety challenges

Dr Ilham Kadri, president of the Sealed Air Diversey Care business, writes her latest blog for ECJ. She focuses on the role of scientific innovation in overcoming challenges affecting the food service sector.

Read it here

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Sodexo analyses workplace trends in 2015 report

16th of February 2015
Sodexo analyses workplace trends in 2015 report

Employees and consumers are gaining greater influence over corporations’ behaviour thanks to a surge in e-commerce and social sharing. That's according to service provider Sodexo's 2015 Workplace Trends Report.

The study also reports a new form of public accountability, dubbed 'Rateocracy' is putting unprecedented pressure on companies to

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Scientists try cold plasma treatment on norovirus

13th of February 2015
Scientists try cold plasma treatment on norovirus

Scientists in Germany believe they have discovered a new way of neutralising the norovirus.

They claim that treating contaminated surfaces with cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP) may reduce the risk of transmitting the highly contagious virus, which causes stomach pain, nausea and diarrhoea.

Scientists made this discovery after treating a

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