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Exceeding Gym Hygiene - Hotel Magazine

January 15, 2018

Offshoot is improving customer satisfaction and brand image in hotel gyms through our Antibacterial Gym Equipment Wipes...

How dirty are your supermarket trolleys? NZ companies respond to shocking findings - The NZ Herald

July 04, 2017

A supermarket shopping trolley has 361 times more bacteria than a toilet door knob, laboratory test reveals.

 

Three-quarters of trolleys across a range of stores swabbed by scientists contained the most harmful type of bacteria, which can include deadly escherichia coli (E. coli) and salmonella.

Baby Contracts Life Threatening Salmonella from Shopping Trolley - The NZ Herald

October 02, 2016

An Australian mother-of-five is urging parents to be more cautious about germs at the supermarket after her baby contracted salmonella from a shopping trolley...

Cleanliness tests shows how filthy and full of bacteria the things we use every day really are - news.com.au

May 01, 2016

This Piece of Gym Equipment Has 362 Times More Bacteria Than a Toilet Seat - Womans Health

April 04, 2016

You would never touch a dirty toilet seat and then wipe sweat out of your eyes, right? Well, according to a terrifying new analysis of bacteria found in gyms, you’re probably already doing something way worse.

 

In a recent experiment, FitRated.com examined bacterial samples taken from 27 common pieces of workout equipment at large chains around the country. And let's just say the results aren't pleasant...

Outer packaging of chicken 'covered in bacteria' study finds - The Telegraph

January 23, 2011

Food standards officials discovered that 40 per cent of packets of chicken in a range of supermarkets, convenience stores and butchers were covered with bacteria on the outside.

Of 20 packets of chicken studied, eight had food poisoning bacteria on their wrapping while seven chickens were contaminated inside the packet. One tested positive for salmonella.

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