It is equally important to maintain a clean kitchen environment since transfer from chicken, or other meat, to foods that are eaten raw, such as salad vegetables, or to hands that are used to prepare such foods, can occur.  Most commonly, surfaces or hands are contaminated with chicken blood, even microscopic amounts of material can transfer the as few as 500 bacteria required to transmit infection, and then uncooked food is processed or handled on or with these contaminated surfaces or hands.  Surfaces that have come in contact with uncooked meats must not be used for foods served raw, or they must be thoroughly sanitized in between uses, and hands must be washed with soap and hot water.

Domestic animals can also transmit the infection through their feces and this route most commonly infects children who may put contaminated items into their mouths.  People who clean cat litter pans can also become infected.  Monitor and teach children not to put things in their mouths and always wash hands thoroughly after cleaning up after pets.

Sanitizing Your Environment with

MoldStat Plus

Environmental contact in the home is the most common means by which pathogenic C. jejuni is spread.  The presence of these bacteria could mean that sanitation methods are inadequate and you and your family could be at risk for illness.  Fortunately, it is easy to eliminate C. jejuni from your home environment by using Mold-Stat Plus.  MoldStat Plus is actually registered with the EPA to kill C. jejuni in laboratory tests that mimic the home environment.

Mold-Stat Plus is highly concentrated so you are not spending money on lots of water as you do with many commercial ready to use (RTU) cleaners.  And, a small amount can do a big job.  Unlike cleaners that include bleach, MoldStat Plus is safe for many surfaces.  You can use it to sanitize both hard, non-porous surfaces as well as items such as fabrics or kitchen towels.  MoldStat Plus won’t harm most items even if they are not colorfast.  It comes with specific instructions for use in food preparation environments such as home or commercial kitchens.

Most common household cleaners have not been tested by the EPA to prove their effectiveness against pathogens such as C. jejuni, as well as against many other common bacteria, viruses, and even fungi like mold as MoldStat Plus has been.  Try Mold-Stat Plus today to ensure that your food preparation areas are safe from the potential transmission of disease-causing bacteria such as C. jejuni.