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Germ Scanner app new tool in food safety training toolbox



Hand hygiene is one of the most important parts of food safety training, and food safety trainers now have a new tool to aid their efforts in the National Restaurant Association’s Germ Scanner iPhone app.


Created with the generous support of Georgia-Pacific Professional, the free app lets users “scan” their hand using the device’s camera to illustrate various types of germs that might be present and things to keep in mind when washing hands.

After scanning for germs, the user can browse more facts and tips on food safety and hand-washing, including a step-by-step tutorial.

The hand-washing information is provided by the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Food Safety training and certification program, which recently launched its new edition course book and redesigned website. With nearly 5 million certifications issued, ServSafe is the industry’s leading food safety training program.

Attendees at NRA Show 2012 can try the app in person at Georgia-Pacific Professional’s booth #5043 and the ServSafe booth #6867.

Georgia-Pacific Professional is a provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps, air fresheners, wipers, cups, plates, cutlery and napkins.

To download the app, visit the App Store. It is available for iPhone and iPod Touch.

* Please note, the Germ Scanner app doesn’t actually scan for germs, as smartphone technology isn’t quite there yet, but the results of the simulated scan makes for a great training tool!

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