May 12, 2016
Everyone likes to dine out from time to time, but anyone that has dined out regularly has experienced a restaurant meal gone bad. Most of the time, that illness has nothing to do with the food and everything to do with Restaurant Sanitizing
Members of the Food and Beverage Industry must always fight against bacteria, viruses, mold, and other contaminants that can affect their clients' and workers' health, as well as the restaurant's reputation. Even though restaurants try to tackle this problem, according to the FDA, the "Out of Compliance" percentages for contaminated equipment are very high. Let's face it, even in the fanciest restaurants, not everything gets cleaned. Just to name a few, have you ever seen the menu, the salt and pepper shakers, the food tray, or the bathroom being cleaned? Below, we have compiled a list restaurant items to look out for.
Tables, Booths, and Chairs
Tables and booth seats are always wiped off with a cloth. Is that enough to get rid of germs and bacteria? It's sad to say that the only thing it would get rid of is a filthy appearance. Germs and bacteria remain there, waiting for a new guest to infect. The cloth that is used to clean the tables may also be something to look out for, since it can be a breeding ground for germs, viruses, and bacteria.
Dirty Menus, Utensils, Condiments, and Table Items
When we go to a restaurant, we never see the staff cleaning. That doesn't mean they don't do it. Menus, condiments, and food carriers are items that are touched by everyone. They won't get dirty by being touched, but they will pick up germs and bacteria through frequent use.
One of the most uncomfortable and gross experiences is entering a dirty bathroom. So, you go in and try not to touch anything, thinking that this way you are avoiding the inevitable. The truth is that the potty should be the least of your worries. A good restaurant will always have them cleaned and sanitized. The same is not true for the door handle, faucet handles, the light switches, or even the bathroom's hand dryer. Again, they may look clean to the eye but actually be full of germs, viruses, and bacteria that can make you sick.
This is not a category that involves direct cleaning, but a factor that should be taken into account. If you try to clean a surface with a contaminated sponge or mop, all that you'll be doing is spreading those germs and bacteria around. Imagine if you clean a cutting board with a contaminated sponge. Then, all the food you place on that cutting board will be contaminated too, and it could lead to food poisoning.
The same problem occurs here as with cross-contamination. If you go to the bathroom and don't wash your hands, or if you are handling garbage and forget to wash your hands, you will be contaminating everything you put your hands on, including yourself.
Sanitizing is a process that kills germs, viruses, and bacteria by applying a chemical or heat. One of the sanitizing methods that a restaurant can use is Ozone Sanitizing. Ozone Sanitizing combines ozone with heat to eliminate germs, viruses, and bacteria. Ozone is a gas that penetrates porous objects and kills bacteria by rupturing the cell wall of the offending organism, leaving only harmless waste. Ozone Sanitizing is guaranteed to disinfect and kill any bacteria in a given area.
The Germinator makes Ozone Sanitizing easily available to anyone in need of an efficient restaurant sanitizing service. You can sanitize your furniture, plates, flatware, glasses, kettles, pots, pans, mixers, cloths, mops, food trays, cutting boards, and more. Anything that can go into The Germinator can be sanitized. Our mobile sanitizing unit uses breakthrough technology that sanitizes virtually any item. Our method is 100% natural and it doesn't just get rid of germs, viruses, and bacteria, it also gets rid of unwanted odors, including cigarette and cooking odors, in a fast and easy way.
Once you contact us, The Germinator will show up at your location and do the dirty work for you. Our process uses both ozone and heat to sanitize and disinfect items. Our ozone technology eliminates 99.9% of harmful viruses and bacteria, and it's 100% non-toxic.
Our goal is to create a healthier, safer, and more comfortable environment for you, your clients, and your co-workers. Fill out the form below to contact Germinator Mobile Sanitizing for a quick sanitizing service, today! Moreover, don't forget to visit us on social media.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: FDA Retail Food Risk Factor Study