Bacteria and food preparation
Laura G. Danford (rth1lgd@RTH10.MED.NAVY.MIL)
Tue, 2 Sep 1997 11:13:57 -0500
Most medical facilities and dental offices use a preparation of 1:10 (1 part
sodium hypochorite (bleach) to 10 parts water) to disinfect the surfaces
such as counters, and chairs in the treatment rooms. A 1:10 ratio has been
established by medical institutes to be a good low level disinfectant. I
used to work in a hospital and supervised the the sterilization departments
in a large dental clinic. The next best thing is a dishwasher, and then
steam under pressure. But of course who carries an autoclave on campouts.
So when in doubt of soap and water rinse with 1:10 bleach, dry well and chop
away. Happy eating, and you may not visit the KYBO as often.
Laurie Danford, LPN
Unit Commissioner, OA Black Eagle Lodge
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City