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Cleaning Facts for Restaurant
The Industry of Food Services
Anyone who has even worked remotely in the restaurant industry is aware that even waiters must complete mandatory food handler safety certification training as well as OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) in the United States and WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) in Canada. You can only imagine how high the standards and quality expected of commercial cleaning firms who serve the food sector will be as we transition towards a post-pandemic world!
Don't let that worry you though!
We've included as much useful material here as possible to minimize the amount of research you would need to undertake to begin comprehending the demands that will be placed on you.
To provide owners of janitorial companies with the most pertinent information possible to aid them in the challenging task of being true heroes as the world reopens, we are dedicating a blog to key sectors we know our customers serve frequently. As we have previously mentioned, no two industries will be requiring the same formula for creating the safest environment for members of the public.
Here are some of the most significant developments we have noticed in the food service-related industries:
Apply the recommended cleaning procedures
So let's get to the core of what people can expect from janitorial service providers. The coronavirus that caused COVID-19 is anticipated to be vulnerable to EPA-registered sanitizers and disinfectants, just like other coronaviruses. At this time, special procedures beyond standard cleaning and sanitizing are not advised.
Keep in mind that sanitizing and cleaning are not the same.
To clean surfaces of food and dirt, use soap and water. To lessen germs, sanitize with chemicals or heat. Even clean-looking surfaces could nonetheless harbor hidden pathogens. These microorganisms are diminished to a safe amount by sanitizing.
Surfaces that are often touched are clean and sterilized.
Surfaces that are regularly handled include remote controls, kitchen counters, doorknobs, bathroom vanities, keyboards, tables and chairs, faucet handles, tabletops, menus, phones, and tablets, as well as the exterior of condiment containers. To ascertain how long the surface must be saturated for it to be effective, refer to the product's or solution's instructions.
After every usage, all food-contact surfaces need to be cleaned, rinsed, and sanitized.
Use only sanitizers that have been approved by the EPA.
Read the sanitizer's label and adhere to the recommended use. To ensure the active component is present, make sure to check the sanitizer's concentration using test strips.
Establishments should adhere to these extra precautions to lessen interaction and unneeded risk:
Use recommended procedures and make staff wear face masks made of fabric
Ensure that for pandemic food pickup/delivery, restaurants, and retail food stores, immediately these procedures are adhered to.
Putting an end to self-serve operations-
Such are buffets, salad bars, continental breakfast, and dispensers.
Daily Prevention Techniques
The virus is thought to spread mostly between people through respiratory droplets given off by infected individuals (coughing or sneezing). Although there is still much to learn about how the virus spreads, workers using these areas must follow these routine preventive measures to slow the transmission of germs.
Use contactless methods for both check-in and payment whenever possible. To prioritize where to spend disinfection efforts, janitorial businesses must keep track of touch points. Not only cash registers but doors and equipment are also plainly given a lot of attention.
Finally, it may be challenging to distinguish truth from fiction at the moment, but we must all remain committed, industrious, and optimistic that things will soon start to improve.
The required standards of sanitation have been raised globally in response to the problem and will continue to be improved for years to come. Making these behaviors your "new normal" over the long term is the best course of action.