Garbage, fecal matter, and blood from raw meat? These are just some of the many gross substances that may spread through the hands of restaurant employees on the job. Between the standard tasks of their job and using the restroom throughout the day, servers, line cooks, and hostesses are also required to take on messy side jobs that may contaminate their hands and in turn, the food that they are serving as a result. While these tasks are necessary to keep the workflow of a kitchen moving, their germs have no place in an entree. If you are a restaurant owner looking to keep your business and reputation spotless, ensure that dangerous illness and unsavory substances stay out of the food with professionally sanitized restrooms ready for your employees.
Taking Out the Trash Means Touching Germs
In addition to cooking and serving food, there are many more required tasks in the kitchen that everyone on a restaurant staff may contribute to throughout the day. These side jobs often include the preparation and handling of raw meat, taking out the garbage, as well as periodically cleaning toilets in the restroom for each shift. While safe food handling practices often dictate that gloves must be worn, this is not always well enforced in every establishment.
Unsavory Symptoms from Unsanitary Practices
According to a March 2017 report provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pathogens spread from dirty restaurant side jobs can often lead to a variety of illnesses causing unsavory symptoms such as “diarrhea, vomiting, open skin sores, boils, fever, dark urine, or jaundice.” This report also highlights the way in which “the failure of food-handlers to wash hands in certain situations (such as after using the toilet, handling raw meat, cleaning spills, or carrying garbage), wear clean disposable gloves, or use clean utensils is responsible for the foodborne transmission of these pathogens.”
A Clean Restaurant is a Clean Reputation
As a restaurant owner, there are so many aspects of your business to focus on in a day, especially in regards to safe food preparation with every meal. Let us help you! Use Enviro-Master Mid Atlantic to eliminate one source of stress by ensuring that your employees will have access to a professionally sanitized restroom stocked with hygiene resources to keep your business and reputation clean.
Keep Your Business Sanitized and Safe with Enviro-Master
Enviro-Master is the expert in the Mid-Atlantic area – get a free restroom evaluation. Owner Neil Middleton is determined to promote great restroom hygiene. Enviro-Master Services has been listed as one of the Top 50 New Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine. Now servicing DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We kill the germs that kill your business. Call the Germbusters!
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