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Friday, November 14, 2008

Shopping Carts & Hand Hygiene: An Innovative Approach

We're happy to extend a hats off to Wisconsin-based PureCarts Inc., a company that has developed a mini, car wash-like device for shopping carts, a vehicle that is long known for transporting not only grocery items and little tikes while shopping in the supermarket, but for carrying any number of germs, bacteria and viruses.

The 'drive-thru' devices are somewhat outsized, and not inexpensive for grocery stores or big box retailers to lease, but its reasonable to suggest that the indirect cost savings to store operators, their employees, and their guests should more than offset the annual cost of each device.

The disinfect formula used to spray down the carts is a derivative of hydrogen peroxide, and otherwise a compelling food-safe formula that disinfects surfaces, and is residue free before a shopper hands would come in contact with the shopping cart.

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