Cross Contamination

My lab has an ongoing problem of cross-contamination, which I believe happens 
during embedding.  Our hospital does not allow the use of an open flame in 
the Histology lab.  Flaming the forceps with a bunsen burner would no doubt 
solve the problem but since that is not an option, does anyone have a suggestion?
We have tried non-grooved forceps, but were unable to grasp the tiny pieces 
of tissue.  The "forceps warmer" on the embedding centre is only barely hot 
enough to keep the forceps warm for a few moments.  We switch forceps back and 
forth during embedding. 
I would appreciate any suggestions.  Thanks.

Dannie Blake (HT)
Histo Technical Specialist
Fresno Community Hospital
Fresno, California

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