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Antibacterial Soaps Reduce Risk Of Foodborne Illness – Industry Study

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

A study funded in part by the Personal Care Products Council found use of antibacterial treatments to reduce concentrations of Shigella bacteria on participants’ hands significantly, leading to reduced levels transferred to melon balls and compelling estimates of reduced illness in eaters. FDA has requested such data as it considers GRASE conditions for antibacterial washes under a proposed rule issued in December 2013 that could require manufacturers to reformulate and relabel products.

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