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4 steps to reducing cross-contamination

Why is Cleaning Important

Why is cleaning important? This seems obvious question, but the answer is always worth a reminder. Cleaning is important because: Cleaning brings your customers in and keeps them coming back. One reason we clean is for appearance. Customers notice when your restaurant or business isn’t clean and it will keep them from coming back. In […]

Avoid Restaurant Germs

Germiest Restaurant Surfaces

Germs are everywhere. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. However, you might be surprised to find some of the germiest restaurant surfaces aren’t in the restroom; they’re at your table. Now I should preface this by saying that not all germs will make you sick; however, it’s a good idea to know what you’re touching […]

What are Foodborne Illnessnes and How Can you Prevent Them?

What are Foodborne Illnessnes and How Can you Prevent Them?

We write a lot on this blog about foodborne illnesses: prevention, their costs, sanitation, etc. So, what are foodborne illnesses and how can you prevent them?  There are three main types: physical, chemical and biological. Physical: This is when a foreign object falls into someone’s food and he or she eats it. For example, a piece […]

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Restroom Germ Myths

An article recently made the rounds on the internet and in the news talking about restroom germ myths. The article looked at seven common restroom germ beliefs and dissected which ones were true and which weren’t. You can read the full article and myth information here. This post will only cover a few of those […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]