NRA, Ecolab Partner on H1N1 Pandemic Preparedness Program

The program will be unveiled at the annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show, May 16-19 in Chicago, Illinois.
"Ecolab has always been a strong supporter of the National Restaurant Association, and it is critical that we support the restaurant industry in its search for tools and advice on preventing the spread of the H1N1 influenza virus,” said Douglas M. Baker, Jr., chairman, president and ceo of Ecolab. "Our public health experts are key contributors to the tools and programs Ecolab has launched to our customers in response to this public health outbreak and now we want to share that information with National Restaurant Association members.”

"The National Restaurant Association takes the responsibility of providing guidance and resource to the restaurant and foodservice industry very seriously, so that operators can be prepared if a public health threat arises,” said Dawn Sweeney, NRA president and ceo. "We are pleased that Ecolab has offered to share its expertise, which will benefit NRA Show attendees and the community of businesses they represent.”

The H1N1 response program introduction culminates with a 90-minute educational seminar at the NRA Show on Saturday, May 16, which will include tools and tips for preventing the spread of the Influenza A virus.
In conjunction with Ecolab’s efforts, the National Restaurant Association will sponsor a Pandemic Preparedness booth staffed by experts, including those from Ecolab. The booth will offer training videos and materials that encourage proper hand hygiene, hard surface cleaning and other preventative measures restaurants can take for all types of public health situations.


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