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Hep A Facts

Hepatitis A  also called Hep A (formerly known as infectious hepatitis) is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A is preventable by vaccine. It spreads from contaminated food or water, or contact with someone who is infected. Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and low-grade fever. The […]

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Put Your Gloves on Properly for Food Safety

It’s no secret that hand hygiene is an important factor in reducing the spread of foodborne illnesses in restaurants. Adding gloves to a solid handwashing routine improves your food safety effort. However, you need to put your gloves on properly for food safety purposes. Failure to properly put on your gloves can lead to cross-contamination […]

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Gloves and Food Contact

Disposable gloves are a vital resource in any restaurant kitchen. Combined with proper handwashing, they’re a top way to reduce the spread of germs and bacteria that can cause dangerous foodborne illnesses. Direct bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods is prohibited, according to the Food and Drug Administration. That includes foods that do not require […]

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Proper Handwashing for Restaurant Employees

You know handwashing is the top way to reduce the spread of germs, whether you’re working in a foodservice establishment, office, or just within your home or family. Good personal hygiene practices are vital for reducing the risk of foodborne illness in restaurants. They can also help prevent the spread of other diseases including the cold, flu and Norovirus. While regular handwashing […]

Proper Floor Cleaning Steps

10 Training Tips for Restroom Cleaning

Restrooms are a top source of complaints for many types of businesses, including restaurants, bars and nightclubs and convenience stores. They’re also a great hidden source of revenue, but only if you keep them clean, well-stocked and well-maintained. Studies have found that people will leave a business sooner than planned if the restroom isn’t up […]

Safety First

Common Safety Hazards and How to Prevent Them

Safety is a top priority in any business, whether you’re in charge of a restaurant, bar, office or industrial workplace. Regular cleaning, maintenance and training all impact the safety of your business for both employees and customers. Taking the proper preventative measures could save your business big bucks when it comes to liability. 1. Create an […]

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Stay Safe While Cleaning

Cleaning is vital, whether it’s in your restaurant, business or home. Many people think cleaning is a “no brainer,” however, if you’re not careful, cleaning can be dangerous to your staff, customers and family. Carelessness and complacency can lead to injuries. The good news is that most, if not all of those injuries can be […]

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Chemical-Free Oven Cleaning

If you cook, chances are that at some point, your food has boiled over, leaving a mess in the oven. There are oven cleaning chemicals available, but every time I’ve used them, the chemicals get caught in my lungs, causing me to go into a coughing fit. While businesses and restaurants are required to use […]

Personal Hygiene Matters in Your Restaurant

Personal Hygiene = Restaurant Hygiene

Your appearance matters. I am not talking about your looks; I am talking about appearance: your hair, clothing, even your fingernails – they all matter if you work in a restaurant. And it comes down to health and safety. Good personal hygiene is imperative for restaurant employees as a way to reduce cross-contamination and the […]

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Handwashing, Soap and Gloves: Food Safety in your Restaurant

Handwashing, Soap and Gloves: Food Safety in your Restaurant There are about a million different kinds of hand soap available on the market. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but I say that with a point in mind. There are a lot of hand-cleaning options available, and they still might not be […]