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Local Supermarket Wipes Away Germs

Giant Food Stores Offer Convenient and Effective Way to Protect Customers from Germs

The need to fend off the potential of getting sick from germs is not only prevalent during the nine weeks in winter that is considered “flu season” but all year-round. While hand washing is always the first line of defense to prevent the spread of germs, studies show that it is a very good idea to utilize a hand sanitizing wipe as an adjunct to ensure good hand hygiene practices.

To help prevent the spread of germs and insure proper hand hygiene in their stores, one supermarket chain is cleaning up their customers’ shopping experience by offering Sani-Hands® II Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes from Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

“We want to provide our customers with great guest experiences and are taking pro-active steps to reduce the risks of spreading germs by offering hand sanitizing wipes in the meat, poultry and seafood sections of all Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets,” said Tracy Pawelski, spokesperson for Giant Food Stores, headquartered in Carlisle, PA. “These convenient pre-moistened wipes combine an antimicrobial gel formula that kills bacteria that can cause illness making them perfect for the areas of our store where consumers handle fresh food.”

“We applaud Giant Food Stores for recognizing this pressing public health concern,” says John Luposello, a SuperSafe Mark Certified Food Safety Trainer. “Providing Sani-Hands II Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes is an ideal way to help customers stay healthy.”

Specially formulated to sanitize hands prior to handling food, the Sani-Hands II wipe is proven effective at killing 99.99 percent of germs commonly found in food establishments, including Salmonella and E coli 0157:H7, and is the #1 commercial use hand sanitizing wipe product that is used by employees at thousands of top name restaurants and supermarkets.

Sani-Hands II is an additional line of defense to ensure that food is handled with hands that are clean and sanitary. Independent research proves that Sani-Hands II clean and sanitize hands more effectively than rub-in hand sanitizing gels*. Pre-moistened wipes combine an antimicrobial gel formula that kills bacteria that can cause illness along with the friction of the wipe that physically removes dirt and bacteria from hands.

Primarily used by food service professionals, Sani-Hands II has been developed using all Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) ingredients and meets the FDA Food Code’s requirements for a hand sanitizer used prior to handling food. The wipes are used by professional chefs, food preparation staff and anyone that handles food. They are also popular for use by serving staff and at cashier stations.

Headquartered in Orangeburg, New York, with manufacturing facilities in New York, Indiana and around the world, 50-year-old Nice-Pak is the global leader in pre-moistened wipes; provide the highest quality, innovative wet wipe products to the food service, industrial, consumer and healthcare markets. For more information, please visit www.nicepak.com. Public relations contact: Rosica Strategic Public Relations.

Giant Food Stores, LLC, one of the leading supermarket operations in the U.S., currently operates stores in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia under the names of Giant Food Stores, TOPS Markets, Martin’s Food Markets and “foodsource”. As a company, Giant is proud to work with hundreds of local organizations in the communities it serves and has a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. For more information about Giant Food Stores, visit www.GiantFoodStores.com.

* January, 2005 study conducted by Hill Top Research, Inc.

Public Relations Contact: Rosica Strategic Public Relations