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Reduce the Spread of Germs in your Office

Cell Phone Germs and How to Clean Them

It’ close to your face, covered in germs, but you probably don’t clean it often. I am talking about your cellphone. Researchers have discovered bacteria including coliform and those that can cause Staph, Strep and other infections living on cell phones. We all use our phones. Besides talking, many of us text, surf the internet […]

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 […]

Dust in Restaurants

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 […]

Be Smart About Your Cleaning

Food Safety to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses

More than 1,000 foodborne illness outbreaks occur each year in restaurants. Sources include everything from salmonella to Norovirus and other dangerous germs. Those germs can come from almost any type of food, most commonly poultry, meat, greens and dairy. Those foodborne illnesses can send your customers to the doctor’s office or hospital. Some could even […]

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Gym/Fitness Center Cleaning for Health and Hygiene

Good gym hygiene can be the difference between getting in a good workout and getting sick. Gyms can spread germs that can cause colds, the flu, Norovirus, athlete’s foot and staph infections including MRSA. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to make your gym experience cleaner and more hygienic. […]

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Cleaning Soda Machines to Reduce Bacteria

The battle over what’s in your drink usually centers on things like sugar, corn syrup and calories. However, a recent investigation by a Kansas television station found that the soda dispensers in fast food restaurants, convenience stores and cafés harbor bacteria. The investigation found microorganisms including mold, E. Coli, staph and coliform, which can cause […]