Food Protection And Community Services
A Division of Environmental Health
The Food Protection and Community Services Division is committed to providing a safe food supply to our community. The division inspects all restaurants and temporary "festival-like" events. We are responsible for the licensing and inspection of all public pools/spas and provide sanitary surveys for in home day care, foster care and adoptions. In addition, our staff maintains the county-wide rabies surveillance system.
How Much Do YOU Know About Proper Food Preparation?
HANDWASHING: CLEAN HANDS-SAVE LIVES.
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of disease.
Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as is common in many parts of the world, use soap and available water. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.
Researchers in London estimate that if everyone routinely washed their hands, a million deaths a year could be prevented. From doorknobs to animals to food, harmful germs can live on almost everything. Handwashing may be your single most important act to help stop the spread of infection and stay healthy.
The following video "Put Your Hands Together" demonstrates the proper techniques for handwashing. Check it out!
Source: National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID) and National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases (NCZVED)
Running Time: (3:38) Release Date: 10/13/2008
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