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Simply Clean and Safe
As more and more Canadians are dining out, food safety control is increasingly becoming a concern for both consumers and the food industry. Though Canada's food supply is one
of the safest in the world, foodborne illnesses are nevertheless fairly common. Health
Canada tracks outbreaks and publishes the statistics in its annual report "Foodborne and Waterborne Disease in Canada". It is estimated that for every case of foodborne disease reported, 350 cases go unreported. The report states that there are 2.2 million cases of people made sick by contaminated food in Canada, with up to one billion dollars being spent on medical support, lost income and associated expenses. Considering these significant costs, food safety is worthy of everyone's attention, especially restaurant owners.
Does your food service establishment meet food and health safety standards?
According to food safety inspectors, a critical violation by a food service establishment
means that there has been a violation that may result in food becoming contaminated.
Critical violations are a benchmark for judging restaurant's cleanliness. According to
research conducted by Dateline NBC (2004), a whopping 82% of the 1000 restaurants
that they examined in the United States had at least one critical violation. They reported a 60% critical violation rate for fast food restaurant. Casual and family dining chains came out worse.
Don't wait for a food inspector to come knocking on your door in order to find out if your
establishment meets food safety standards. A single case of food poisoning associated
with your establishment can prove to be fatal. Recent surveys show that customers are
increasingly paying attention to clues such as the cleanliness of bathrooms as an
indication of the cleanliness of your restaurant's kitchen. Customers are quick to spot
grimy countertops, dirty floors, bathrooms that have been mopped in a circle (you know
the type: all the corners are black with gunk) and trash spilling out of the containers. It's a
real turn-off. There is no doubt about it: the cleanliness of your establishment directly
affects your bottom line.
By being proactive and investing in your establishment's food safety, not only are you
ensuring that your customers are happy repeat customers, but you are going a long way
in protecting the reputation of your business. Owen Chong, an Education Consultant with
Food Safety Healthy Environment, stresses the critical role that restaurant owners play in food safety: "Restaurant owners NEED to be proactive and educate themselves about
food safety. This encompasses learning about proper temperature control, cross
contamination, and proper sanitization."
A simple sanitation program for your establishment
Keeping your restaurant clean is one of the most important steps in the prevention of
foodborne illnesses. When it comes to finding the proper cleaning maintenance program
for your business, look for a system that is simple and easy to use. With the quick
personnel turnovers in the foodservice industry, as well as additional obstacles such as
language barriers and literacy, it is critical that your employees be trained quickly and
easily to properly use any cleaning system that you choose. With so many different
surfaces to disinfect in a restaurant (i.e. counters, sinks, cutting boards, slicers, floors,
tables, chairs, bathrooms, etc.) a line of cleaning products that is illustrated with
pictograms and color-coded for different surfaces will help your employees quickly learn
and provide them with a daily reminder of correct use. Wall charts can also be very
effective. Seek a cleaning solution provider who offers training to your employees. This
added benefit will provide you with the optimum use of the products purchased and allow
you to focus your time and resources on other aspects of your business. A cleaning
system that can be customized to fit your needs is ideal since it can go a long way in
making your life simpler.
Avmor goes one step further by customizing its cleaning and sanitation program according to the specific needs and requirements of your food service chain or establishment.
Effective and efficient in cleaning and sanitizing all areas, Avmor's Quick Stuff Customized Sanitation Program is safe and easy to use. Illustrated with pictograms and equipped with quick-reference wall-charts, the extensive line of Quick Stuff products was developed for use in the foodservice industry in order to cater to your specific needs.
Avmor : Clean for health, Clean for the environment, Clean for performance.
Contact Avmor for a complete sustainable solution for your cleaning needs.
1 800-387-8074 or email@example.com.