It seems the incredible rise of hand sanitizers over the last decade have turned the now-ubiquitous goo into the equivalent of a portable sink for millions of Americans.  "Don’t have access to running hot water and soap?  Just use a squirt of easy-to-carry hand sanitizer".

While hand sanitizer can certainly be useful in a pinch reports another development in the food industry’s fight against E. coli contamination:

Strategic Diagnostics Inc., a leading provider of biotechnology-based detection solutions for food safety and life science applications, today announced that its recently improved RapidChek(R) E. coli O157 (including H7) System has earned Performance-Tested Methods(SM) certification from the AOAC Research Institute (License Number