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4 steps to reducing cross contamination

Why Is Color Coding Important

Why is color coding important for your restaurant? It seems trivial – why do I need a specific color in a specific area. However, there are huge benefits to color coding that can improve the health, safety and cleanliness of your restaurant. All of those can save you money on liability claims in the long […]

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Preventing Restaurant Cross-Contamination

Cross-contamination is a concern for any foodservice establishment. However, the problem isn’t only confined to your kitchen or restroom. Your front-of-house/dining areas are also germ hotspots and can be sources of cross-contamination. Cross-contamination puts your staff and customers at risk of foodborne illnesses, which can impact your restaurant, bar, nightclub or other foodservice establishment’s reputation […]

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The Benefits of Color-Coding in your Restaurant

We talk a lot about color-coding for HACCP compliance and to prevent cross-contamination. However, color-coding also has practical applications for your workforce. The restaurant industry is known for its diverse workforce. That means English might not be everyone’s first language. Color-coding is a simple, visual tool to help everyone know which tools should be used […]

Improve Floor Safety with a Dry Mop

Improve Floor Safety with a Dry Mop

It’s no secret that slips and falls can be costly for businesses. They’re the number one liability for restaurants, causing millions of injuries each year. Proper floor care and cleaning help reduce those risks. That includes using a mop bucket that separates clean and dirty water as well as knowing the best ways to sweep […]

Be Smart About Your Cleaning

Four Commonly Missed Areas in Your Restaurant and How to Clean Them

Regular, proper cleaning is vital for all restaurant kitchens. Cleaning not only keeps your restaurant looking nice, it also helps reduce the risk of cross-contamination that can cause dangerous foodborne illnesses. While it is easy to clean obvious places like floors and restrooms, it’s also important to clean these less obvious areas: Ice Machine: Just […]

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Five Dirtiest Areas in Your Restaurant and How to Clean Them

Restaurant cleanliness is one of the top factors in whether a customer sits down at your restaurant or quickly escapes out the door. Dining out is an experience. Customers expect a clean, welcoming environment. And they should. Restaurants are part of the hospitality industry and as owners, operators and employees, it’s vital to take every […]

Disposable Gloves: Why You Should NEVER Reuse Them

Hand Hygiene to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses

Foodborne illnesses are a restaurant killer. A single outbreak can cause a restaurant to go out of business. Restaurant chains can go under too, even if they outbreak is confined to a single store. In the days where social media spreads word instantaneously, it doesn’t take much to kill your brand’s reputation. The first thing […]

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Dirty Ice Machines and How to Clean and Sanitize Them

A recent study out of England found more bacteria in restaurant ice machines than in the toilet bowl water. Experts say that’s because toilets get cleaned more often than the ice machines. Many of us know that mold and bacteria thrive in moist, warm environments, and don’t think about them growing in icy cold situations. […]

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Cleaning and Sanitizing to Reduce Cross-Contamination

No matter how much care you take when cooking your food, there is no way to avoid foodborne illnesses if you don’t properly clean and sanitize your preparation and cooking surfaces. You must clean any surface that comes in contact with food in between each task. That includes prep tables, knives, cutting boards, pots and […]