Why effective hand washing will be so important at the World Cup

The importance of hand washing at the world cup

Higher temperatures may allow pathogens to flourish

A warning has been issued by the European Cleaning Journal (EJC) that football fans should wash their hands frequently during the forthcoming World Cup.

The article has revealed that the European Centre for Disease Protection and Control (ECDC) will be monitoring potential infection risks throughout the tournament.

Watching for infection outbreaks and foodborne illnesses

Any mass gathering presents its own series of infection risks, but the ECDC will also be on the lookout for foodborne illnesses which are “expected in some areas, particularly in warmer parts of the country where high temperatures may allow pathogens to flourish.”

“Fans are being advised to wash their hands at frequent intervals and drink plenty of boiled or bottled water to help reduce their risk of falling ill.”

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was established in 2005. It is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe’s defences against infectious diseases. It is located in Solna, Sweden.

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Mobile hand wash units for caterers – idea for any World Cup themed event

TEAL hand wash portable sinks are the perfect solution for the food-related and catering industries. Two models in particular the Handeman Xtra Portable and the WashStand (shown below) are idea for mobile food outlets – they need no external water supply.

Just fill up the tanks with clean water from any suitable container and get washing!

Ideal for all catering related businesses such as Street Food suppliers, retailers, farmers’ markets and kiosks, outside catering, fast food outlets, ice cream vendors, coffee kiosks, sandwich bars and all other forms of mobile catering. TEAL hand wash units are also perfect for customers who use your facilities.

The TEAL range of mobile sinks for caterers »

The TEAL WashStand – wheel it to where you want it!