Keeping your house safe, clean and healthy is imperative to your family's health. This is especially important during the holidays when guests come and go all season long.
For many, the holidays are centered around delicious home-cooked meals. While making your home look and feel clean is important, you can’t forget about sanitizing and disinfecting where the real magic happens—your kitchen.
WHAT IS FOODBORNE ILLNESS?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million people become sick from a foodborne illness, or food poisoning, each year. Food poisoning occurs when someone eats contaminated food—and the root of this contamination can be found in unsanitary practices before, during or after food preparation.
According to the CDC, the top germs that cause foodborne illness in the United States include:
- Clostridium perfringens
- Staphylococcus aureus (Staph)
While foodborne illness is common, it can be prevented by keeping your kitchen clean with proper sanitizing procedures and products.
HOW TO PREVENT FOODBORNE ILLNESS
Meals must be prepared on a surface you have designated for food prep, whether it’s a cutting board or a section of your counter. It is crucial to keep these surfaces clean of any bacteria or pathogens, especially when you’re cooking with meat. We love our turkey, ham and brisket, but cooking with raw meat is a leading cause of foodborne illness at home. Simply using soap and water isn't enough to keep your family safe.
The longer bacteria is left on a surface, the more it multiplies. And bacteria multiply exponentially, meaning colonies of bacteria can quickly get out of hand. This means that it’s important to quickly disinfect any surfaces that make contact with raw meat. That way, you can rest assured that you’re giving your holiday guests gifts and a good meal—not foodborne illness.
How can you effectively disinfect these surfaces? That’s where our Alpet D2 sanitizers come in.
TOP SANITIZING PRODUCTS
Our Alpet D2 line of surface sanitizers were formulated with food sanitation and busy schedules in mind. Alpet D2 wipes and sprays can sanitize surfaces that come into contact with raw foods within 60 seconds.
Alpet D2 sprays are highly evaporative, which means you can use them on water-sensitive surfaces. We recommend washing each cutting board, surface area and utensil to remove debris. Then, simply spray your cutting board or counter and walk away knowing you have killed any harmful pathogens. In just 60 seconds, the surface is sanitized! That’s peace of mind knowing that your family is taken care of.
Alpet D2 Surface Sanitizer Spray is one of the most popular products in the food industry. This unique and efficient solution is powerful enough to kill Norovirus and yet safe enough to use in food-exposed areas without rinse.
Looking for a spray without quat? Alpet D2 Quat-Free Surface Sanitizer Spray is just as effective, plus it’s approved for organic production.
When you’re looking to sanitize dry surfaces, wipes are the cleaning item of choice. Alpet D2 Surface Sanitizing Wipes are a ready-to-use, no-rinse, lintless wiping system for food contact surfaces. The 90-count wipe canister features heavy-duty wipes, which are ideal for commercial use. For your home, we recommend the 160-count wipe canister of medium-duty wipes. The durability is perfect for keeping a home kitchen in tip-top sanitary shape.