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Securing hygiene in restaurants


A study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that more than 80% of foodborne outbreaks involved food that was prepared in a commercial setting, such as a restaurant or deli.  Restaurants must therefore take great care during all stages of food storage, food preparation, and delivery to the customer to prevent foodborne illnesses. They must also provide a clean and safe environment, including air and surfaces free of harmful viruses, bacteria, and many other pathogens.

Vital to prevent outbreaks

An outbreak of contagion can easily destroy a restaurant’s reputation and even lead to permanently closing the business itself. It is therefore essential to regularly sanitize all surfaces that may come into direct contact with food. Menus, ordering screens and POS devices, card readers, trays, etc. can also transmit illnesses within a restaurant.

UV light for extra protection

While personal hygiene of restaurant workers and proper preparation and storage of food are critical, UV cleaning and disinfection can also help restaurants with safety issues. 

In restaurants, there are lots of items that get touched by many hands every day. Unfortunately, staff often end up spreading germs around instead of actually removing them from surfaces. Adding additional protection such as UV light can help minimize the risk of foodborne illnesses.

PureFize® broadband UV technology can be used for cleaning of menus, coasters, cutlery, salt and pepper shakers, card readers, trays, etc. Our UV light sources can also be integrated into kitchen drawers, cupboards and white goods. UV light is completely safe for use on food, leaves no surface residue, and will not chemically alter food products. 

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