Hurley’s has launched a further initiative to limit the spread of the H1N1 virus by sanitising its grocery carts.
The locally owned and operated supermarket in Grand Harbour is spraying its carts with a sanitising mist each morning, according to a store press release.
As the first grocer in Cayman to offer Sani Wipes for use by customers wanting to clean their carts over a year ago, the supermarket sees the motorised cleaning system as a practical deterrent.
‘The H1N1 virus will be a major concern this flu season,’ said the store’s managing director, Randy Merren.
‘This new sanitising system helps ensure a safer shopping experience for our customers.’
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/background.htm, the World Health Organisation ‘signalled that a global pandemic of novel influenza A (H1N1) was underway raising the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase
6,’ an action the CDC called a ‘reflection the spread of the new H1N1 virus, not the severity of illness caused by the virus.’
Store manager Raul Mena said that more Sani Wipes dispensers will be shortly be sited around the store.