Since its recognition, Listeria has caused sporadic outbreaks, causing serious and life-threatening sickness that has taken an economic toll on public health services and the food service industry. Here are some tips for avoiding contamination by this deadly pathogen.
Ceramic tile is often difficult to maintain, but some relatively simple tips can help things look (and stay) like new. Let’s take a look at some of the best practices for maintaining ceramic tiles.
Commercial carpets and rugs pose a special cleaning challenge. Offices and other public spaces are often high traffic areas, so these carpets are under heavy use compared to residential areas. While many commercial spaces use carpet that is designed to hide stains and dirt, facilities should perform regular maintenance on carpets and rugs and should also consider professional cleaning on a regular basis.
Under the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA has significantly expanded its authority when it comes to proactively attempting to prevent food contamination incidents, from farm to food prep facilities to restaurants. Therefore, you should proactively understand the rights and responsibilities you have during an inspection.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), almost forty percent of small businesses who experience a disaster will never reopen. Having a disaster recovery plan, which includes a preparedness component, will help protect your business and your employees so that you can increase the chances of recovery after a disaster.
It may seem counterintuitive to spend money in order to save money, but choosing the right cleaning equipment for the job at hand reduces costs and improves performance.
All food service companies, up and down the supply chain, have an obligation to handle all products in a clean and sanitary environment, one that inhibits bacterial growth. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced world, production speed and efficiency can often take precedent over sanitation.
Recently, FBI Special Agent, Scott Mahloch, who holds the title of Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator, was a featured speaker at the Food Safety Consortium in Illinois. He was there to discuss the potential threats the food industry may face at large food processing centers, and even at smaller local storage centers and retail outlets.
This incredibly efficient new option will keep your crews moving with SC Johnson’s patented spray-and-wipe cleaning system that provides optimized dilution delivery. The easy-to-use system requires no mixing, measuring or stopping and its fully intuitive design will have your cleaning crews using it minutes.
Your operation’s trash can be the source of some serious food safety problems. For this reason, you should educate yourself on the best ways to handle your waste to avoid exposure to bacteria, viruses, and other hazardous materials.
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