INFORMATION ON THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS PROBLEM
According to what is known today, the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted primarily via respiratory droplets. With this so-called airborne infection, droplets containing the virus, produced by people who sneeze or cough, can be breathed in by other people. This is by far the most frequent way of infection. Contagion from contaminated surfaces may be possible but is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Indirect transmission, e.g. via hands or contaminated surfaces, must however be taken into consideration. In this respect, the following applies: Using a perfectly functioning HOBART dishwasher, which reaches the standard washing temperature of >60°C, in combination with the correct amount of a suitable cleaning agent generally results in hygienically clean surfaces of dishes and cutlery. HOBART dishwashers are furthermore designed in compliance with the strict hygiene requirements of DIN SPEC 10534 and accordingly meet all criteria for reaching perfectly hygienic wash results and disinfected surfaces**. In consequence, the operator of the machine does not have to take any additional measures to guarantee hygienically perfect dishwashing results.
Please also note the information of the Robert Koch Institute* on how to handle dishes:
"In hospitals, dishes can be transported to the dishwasher in a closed container to be washed as usual."
This means that, as explained above, no additional measures beyond the standardised dishwashing process need to be taken. In the view of this information, you can fully rely on your HOBART dishwasher!
* “Recommendation by Robert Koch-Institute for sanitary measures and infection control in patients with a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection.“
**Confirmed by Prof. Dr. Markus Dettenkofer - Chief Physician, Institute for Hospital Hygiene & Infection Prevention, Health Association of the District of Constance