Many AFSI Students have asked
about the vegetable wash product FIT. Read below a copy of
the email we received from Proctor & Gamble.
Contact us Request from Tryfit.com
Date: 11/06/2000 4:02:18 PM Eastern Standard
I'm sorry it took so long to respond
back. We've started using a new system, and we're
experiencing technical difficulties. I appreciate your
The answer to the second question is that,
while Fit removes wax, dirt, pesticides, and people-handling
soils, it's not designed to kill bacteria or prevent growth of
USA Fit Team
From: AFSI on 09/25/2000
To: Ion Frc-IM/PGI
Subject: Re: Contact us Request from Tryfit.com
Thank you for your reply. While we
await your response to our proposal, could you please advise us
where we can get some basic information on FIT. Our
instructors are receiving questions in almost every class.
What are the ingredients in FIT?
Does FIT reduce the level or inhibit the growth of foodborne
pathogens, especially Listeria?
What is the pH of FIT?
We appreciate your assistance.
Sincerely, David Nash, CFSP
Marlene Nash, MS, RD
Know your sources: (February, 2000)
We recently received an email stating that a person in Hawaii
died from drinking soda from a can that had rodent urine on it.
While AFSI strongly recommends that
people make sure that "anything that a person's food or
mouth may touch is sanitary", we have concluded that this
story is untrue. Further, this email states that this story was
authored by a medical professional at a leading health products
firm. AFSI has contacted this person who has no knowledge of
this email, other than someone "cut and pasted" their
name and phone number on it.
Rodent droppings and urine do pose a significant health
threat. It is unacceptable for any food contact
surface to be contaminated by vermin. This story, however
appears to be false. We welcome correspondence from anyone who
wishes to inform the public about foodborne illness, but AFSI
will confirm the sources after review by a qualified public
health professional before posting any information on this
website. We also must state that the resources wasted by false
stories on the Internet (or anywhere else) are not
"funny" and can reduce the ability for public health
and medical professionals to respond to legitimate challenges.
David H. Nash, MPH, CFSP, PhD Candidate, Director AFSI
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