Wipe It Away: Cleaning and Disinfection in Food Service

Everyone enjoys going out to eat with friends and family, however, sanitation and food safety can always bring concern to the table. It is important to protect your employees and customers from the germs or bacteria commonly found in these public areas.

Where do germs live?

Each year, roughly 40 million people obtain some form of food poisoning from going out to eat. From the initial touch of the entrance door, to handling the menu, to cooking in the kitchen, germs find their home on all different kinds of touch points. Food service establishments can contain large amounts of bacteria, even in areas that may seem clean.

Entrance Doors: It can take only a matter of two to four hours before a virus from a contaminated door handle or knob spreads through the entire building. Over 200 million people visit a restaurant each year which results in a lot of hands touching the entry doors. Dreumex Surface Disinfecting Wipes is the perfect all in one solution for cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing high traffic touch points such as entrance doors. 

Menu: Plastic menus tend to contain more germs compared to paper menus due to the lack of water absorption. This gives bacteria even more time to grow within the unabsorbed water left behind which can easily be picked up from one single touch. Dreumex Disinfecting Wipes kill 52 different bacteria and viruses that can commonly be found on menus within a matter of two minutes.

At the table: Most restaurants use the same cloth to wipe down tables between guests. Because of this, many bacteria and germs can easily grow and spread from surface to surface. Dreumex Food Contact Surface Disinfecting Wipes will provide an easy way to implement disinfection into workers’ daily routines, while providing a safe environment for all.

Restrooms: The toilet itself is a major germ magnet, containing about 295 different bacteria on the toilet seat with an additional 3.2 million germs that lurk on the inside of the toilet bowl. Besides washing your hands, Monk Disinfectant Wipes are a powerful tool to keep handy for restroom checks as they kill 99.9% of bacteria within 15 seconds.

Kitchen: The kitchen is a high risk area of cross-contamination and can be contaminated with many foodborne pathogens and viruses. E. Coli and Salmonella can survive on surfaces for several hours, therefore, it is important to constantly keep all food prep and cook areas clean at all times. Dreumex Food Contact Surface Disinfecting Wipes require no rinse after usage which makes wiping down surfaces such as cutting boards, food trays, countertops, and appliances convenient and easy between uses.

Point of Sale: The POS system is a major hotspot for customer and employee contact. By wiping down the point of sale system with Dreumex Disinfecting Wipes after each use, you can eradicate potential germs or bacteria left behind from the previous guest while keeping the POS screens free of lint.

What You Can Do

It is important to use a reliable disinfecting product that is certified to be effective against some of the most common germs and bacteria. Basic safety practices can include wiping down all surfaces frequently and keeping disinfectant wipes handy throughout your establishment that are easily accessible to staff and customers. Contact our sales team today to develop your disinfection solution to avoid the spread of unwanted germs and bacteria in your establishment.

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