Sanitization in restaurant and bars
It is a prerogative for every restaurant to give utmost importance to food safety through hygiene practices. In the current scenario the caution for hygiene is a mandate. Hence it is a good idea to revise the sanitization practices in your restaurant. Currently only few people dine in and majority are take-out orders. This makes the possibilities of putting in better hygiene practices in your restaurant much easier. This will surely have a better impression about your brand amongst people and help in positive branding.
It is true that the restaurants have faced a huge loss during the pandemic. But, it is all the more important to focus on hygiene and sanitization to bounce back into business. Cleaning your counters to sparkle is no more sufficient. Cleaning and sanitization are both different practices. Both are equally important to follow to create a hygienic atmosphere in your restaurant.
Why is sanitizing important?
You might wonder how sanitization is different from cleaning. A study by ServSafe defines cleaning to be helpful for removing food particles, oils, dirt and grease from the surface. But on the other hand to complete you maintenance process sanitization is compulsory. You need to sanitize the surface to eliminate the presence of microbes in the cleaned surface. Hence both cleaning and sanitizing are necessary. It is also important to do both back to back for the maximum effect.
Smartsan Surface sanitizer made of effective IPA formulation. It can kill 99.9%* of bacteria, virus, fungi and other pathogens from the surface to provide an all rounded cleaning. It is also effective at removing stains that the normal cleaning could not eliminate.
Steps to perfect hygiene in Restaurant
1. Remove the visible food/waste particles
Brush off all the food/waste from the surfaces. This could be one of the main causes for spreading of germs on the surfaces. Use a disposable towel or paper towel on the surfaces to absorb the liquids.
2. Wash with cleaning solution
Use a safe solution to wipe off the surface to remove greasy and oil particles. This helps in eliminating visible dirt, grime and odour from the surface.
3. Rinse the surface with water
Use water to completely remove the soap from the surface. This is very important because sanitizers do not work well when mixed with water.
4. Sanitize the surface
Once the surface is dry, use Smartsan wipes or sprays over the surface. Make sure to cover all the corners and cervices. Sanitizing minimizes the chances of cross-contamination. Easy application makes the wipes the most preferred option in restaurants.
5. Let the sanitizer dry
Allow the surface sanitizer to dry. It takes at least 30-45 seconds for the sanitizer to work on the surfaces. This elaborate can seem time consuming. But it is the best investment you can make for your restaurant. The sanitizer air dries quickly leaving the surfaces clean and germ free.
Few more tips to elevate hygiene in your restaurant
Cleanliness is mandatory in restaurants. Preparing a daily cleaning routine to keep the surfaces always tidy is must. The weekly deep cleaning schedule can help to perfect all the corners. The monthly cleaning could involve replacements of equipment that wear out soon. An annual full-fledged cleaning can make your restaurant rate the highest on cleanliness.
Also remember that when surfaces are used to handle vegetables and raw meat it is important to immediately do the cleaning and sanitizing. This prevents cross-contamination to other parts of the kitchen. Always remember to sanitize your hands after handling raw foods.
Smartsan surface sanitizers have an enriched formula with IPA base. This leaves any surface 99.9%* germ-free. And it also adds a subtle fresh fragrance. And the surface sanitizer also cleans and removes stains when used on the surfaces. So, after application the Smartsan Surface Sanitizer leaves the surface sanitizer and germs free for hours. It has a unique leak proof packing ensuring that there will be no mishaps. And it also has a world class IPA based formulation to protect you instantly.
The 50×150 mm Smartsan Surfaces sanitizer wipes are made of non-woven fabric and conveniently folded. It is machine sprayed for even wetness. It also has a handy design for easy usage.
Frequently asked questions
Can you use surface sanitizer on dirty surfaces for instant cleaning?
Do not use on surfaces with dirt and grease. Firstly use a cleaning solution to clean the surface. The main purpose of surface sanitizer is to remove germs. However by using surface sanitizers dry stains could be removed.
Do we need to wipe after using a spray?
Surface sanitizers dry quickly by removing germs. Hence it is not necessary to wipe after spraying surface sanitizer. Moreover using a cloth that may be contaminated with microbes will counteract the use of surface sanitizer.
How to choose an effective surface sanitizer?
At Least 60% of alcohol is required to kill bacteria and viruses. Smartsan Surface Sanitizer has an effective IPA formulation with the recommended alcohol content. Hence you can be assured for superior sanitization with harm to the surface.