Food-borne illnesses cause 82 million illnesses in the U.S. annually with 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths.
They cost $152 billion annually in direct medical expenses and lost productivity, health experts estimate.
Foodborne illnesses are caused by a host of pathogens. Hand-washing is recognized as one of the simplest, most effective way of reducing the rate of food-borne illnesses.
Because it takes no more than 15 seconds of friction to dissolve, alcohol-free hand sanitizers substantially reduce the bacterial and viral contamination of hands and the transmission of illness-causing microorganisms