If an operation has chosen to use hand wipes and hand sanitizer for handwashing, is any type of wipe acceptable?
The purpose of the hand wipes is to remove any dirt, debris, lotion, food, saliva, etc., from hands and to provide a clean surface for the hand sanitizer to be effective. The operation must choose an appropriate type of hand wipe. The wipes (as per the glossary definition) should be pre-moistened by the manufacturer. The wipe must be intended for use on hands and/or skin which can usually be determined by reading the label. Therefore, a sanitizing wipe designed for cleaning food contact surfaces, countertops and similar surfaces (such as Lysol or Clorox disinfecting wipes) are not acceptable.