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AU: Global handwashing day 15 October 2015

Hand Washing (CC BY-NC 2.0) Stephanie Schupska via Flickr

Photo: Stephanie Schupska / Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0

Food Safety Information Council: On Global Handwashing Day the Food Safety Information Council has recommended Australians take the time to wash their hands for the time it takes them to hum ‘Happy Birthday’ twice.

Food Safety Information Council Chair, Rachelle Williams, said there was evidence that Australians did know how to wash their hands correctly as the Council’s telephone surveys consistently showed that 98% of respondents recognised that you should wash your hands using soap and dry thoroughly on a clean towel.

‘But when we observe people actually washing their hands our most recent study showed 29% of men and 8% of women didn’t wash their hands at all after using the bathroom in the food hall of a shopping centre,’ Ms Williams said.

Click here to read the full article from the Food Safety Information Council.