How Do You Know If a Product Is FDA-Approved?

How Do You Know If a Product Is FDA-Approved?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has regulatory authority over a broad scope of products. The FDA’s regulatory jurisdiction may align closely with other government agencies, making it challenging for consumers to know which agency is responsible for approving specific products.  Generally, the FDA is responsible for regulating food, medical devices, drugs and biologics, cosmetics,…

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How PPE Enhances Food Service Safety

Anyone handling ready-to-serve foods is required to wear specific forms of PPE. Taking this extra level of precaution helps to limit the spread of germs coming from raw foods, preparation surfaces and employees. Personal protective equipment also helps to prevent accidents in kitchens and high-traffic areas. Take care of your workers and customers by investing…

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What is the Difference Between Antibody vs. Antigen Testing?

Antigen vs. Antibody Tests As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and worldwide, people need answers to questions about their health. If they’re experiencing symptoms or have been in contact with someone contagious, they need reliable ways to determine whether they have become infected. If they believe they may have gotten…

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How Is PPE Tested? Standards, Performance and Examinations

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is gear individuals wear to protect themselves from illness or injury on the job. PPE includes objects such as masks, gloves, face shields and gowns, which create a barrier between the person wearing them and hazardous materials or infectious agents. Employees working in the health care, construction, food and drink, education…

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How to Choose the Right Face Mask for the Job

How to choose the right face mask for the job

The type of personal protective equipment (PPE) your employees need can vary depending on the work they’re doing and the hazards they will face. Face masks and respirators cover people’s noses and mouths, reducing the airborne particles, vapors or gases they might inhale. Masks can also reduce the spread of particles a wearer exhales. Some…

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