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Using hand sanitizing gels (like Purell) is a good way to clean your hands of food allergens. False

True or False? Using hand sanitizing gels (like Purell) is a good way to clean your hands of food allergens.

The correct answer is FALSE

False. Hand gels decrease the amount of protein, but DO NOT remove the protein. Soap and water and wet wipes do the trick. Hand gels are helpful for preventing the flu and other infections.

What Works: Soap and water, commercial Hand wipes

What Doesn’t: Hand sanitizers

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