(kraws kŏn-tami-nā­shŭn)
Transfer of infectious agent or matter from one person or site to another.
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It aims to highlight the differences between clean and hygienic as well as to educate the public on cross-contamination, especially at workplace.
iPads and tablets have become prevalent for staff use and patient communication, but they are also the most subject to cross-contamination.
They found that fresh baby spinach processors could ensure a highly safe product--in a scenario where cross-contamination is possible--if the product is exposed to irradiation treatment with a dose of 1 kGy and kept in the cold chain environment.
PREMIRA[R] single-use products offer superior cleaning and eliminate cross-contamination and need for laundering, providing faster OR turnover.
The dental laboratories should adapt adequate infection control procedures, to prevent the possibility of cross-contamination by pathogenic microorganisms among patients, dentists and dental laboratory personnel.
Carlos Martinez, development manager at Sigma-Aldrich said, "Sigma-Aldrich is the first oligonucleotide manufacturer to provide a cross-contamination threshold .
1 to 2 mL, the straws are also available in both 170 and 250 mm lengths, which means that a homogenized sample can be removed from the Stomacher bag for microbiological inoculations without risk of cross-contamination as the handset has no contact with the bag.
Teleflex Incorporated has debuted the Rusch DispoLED Single- Use Fiber Optic Laryngoscope Handle a cost-neutral way to combat cross-contamination infection risk during intubation.
Hands are one of the major sources and routes for cross-contamination in the food industry and Campden BRI's step-by-step instructional video details how food manufacturers, operatives and those involved in food preparation and handling can minimise the risk of cross-contamination.
As noted by European Union compliance enforcement last year, several instances of noncompliant product found during surveillance audits were the result of cross-contamination (leaded and lead-free solder) within the production process.
NO DOUBT THAT THE RISK-MAPP approach is state-of-the-art thinking when it comes to managing the risk of cross-contamination.
Q: Specifically addressing concerns about cross-contamination, how can food processors ensure the safety of their product while still benefiting from the increased efficiency provided by heat exchangers?