A killer that’s kind.
This summarizes two pieces of important news where a single alcohol hand sanitizer formulation kills norovirus quicker and is milder than baby oil.
This seemingly contradictory result is a breakthrough on both counts. We have previously posted the Purell VF481 lab results from the Emory University research.
This companion skin irritation study was first published at an infection control congress in Budapest, before the product was commercially available. The poster with the scientific details is attached. The summary reads: As a result of a synergistic formulation, new PURELL® VF481, meets the requirements of EN 14476, demonstrates broad virucidal and bacterial efficacy, and has robust skin performance (as mild to the skin as baby oil). As such, it is the first EN 14476 compliant, skin friendly, general use hygienic hand rub (sanitizer) available for infection control in Europe.
For foodservice there is more good news as it is Food Code Compliant.