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  • Giovanna Rubin

Understanding: Cross-Contamination

Lately, there's a lot been said about #cross-#contamination. But what is it? Cross-contamination is the process of transfering #harmful #microorganisms to people, objects and even places to be.

There are two types of cross-contamination: #direct and #indirect. The direct cross-contamination occurs when, for example, a poisoned food with bacteria is allowed to touch cooked or ready to eat food.

The indirect cross-contamination occurs when something "helps" the moviment of the harmful microorganisms from one place to another, we can call these "vehicles" of contamination.

The #Nanox technology acts against the cross-contamination. Our specialist, Rita dos Santos, has even talked about it: "Packaging with our application also combats cross-contamination, and this is an extremely important factor for packaging and utilities/surfaces that are involved with food processes."

Did you know?

In 1973, there was a case of salmonella outbreak in the Midwest region of the United States. The outbreak occurred during a community picnic, while cooking several chickens in the same pan, one of the chickens which was contaminated eventually contaminated the others. This case is an example of direct cross-contamination.

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