Tork Clean Care: Hygiene Tips for Food Service Staff
The Tork Clean Care program provides a wide range of expertise and hygiene solutions for the food service industry, making sure that both your guests and employees, as well as your image – are well taken care of.
Good hygiene practices are good business
A recent US study shows that a single foodborne outbreak could cost a restaurant millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining.2 And a European Union study states that more than 23 million people get sick from unsafe food every year.3
Good hygiene practices go a long way towards improving food safety. Not to mention the other potential benefits that come along with good hygiene, like more satisfied guests, good working conditions, less food waste, reduced staff turnover and higher morale.4
It’s a team effort
It's a team effort
While most people understand that hygiene and cleaning is important, it’s not always a top priority for restaurant employees who often juggle a long list of tasks at the same time and often under time pressure. Making the effort to develop the proper knowledge, and establishing the right procedures, will pay off in the end, since a single mistake by a single employee can badly affect your entire business. Periodic team training drives home the importance of proper hygiene practices and improves your staff’s motivation to follow them. It also increases efficiency, as when staff knows how to work hygienically, their activities will flow smoother. Over time, running a clean kitchen will become a company-wide attitude.
Poor hygiene is among the most common causes of food safety issues5 in the food service industry. Thankfully, personal hygiene can be improved or maintained by following a few simple rules.