Testing high-touch surfaces in grocery stores for COVID-19

By Maleeka Singh, Lawrence Goodridge, Maria G. Corradini, Robert Hanner, and Steven Newmaster As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, and the virus continues to circulate, the transmission risks of everyday interactions may become an ongoing concern. A recent study at the University of Guelph looked at the risk of COVID-19 exposure from high-touch surfaces within […]

How carpet cleanliness affects consumer confidence

Impressions about cleanliness in restaurants start from the ground up, and carpet cleanliness is a key factor in creating confidence in consumers. In the wake of the pandemic, assuring visitors of a facility’s commitment to cleanliness is paramount. New research from Whittaker conducted online by The Harris Poll from Aug. 5-9, 2021, among 2,056 U.S. […]

Restaurant cleaning for post-pandemic challenges

As the world continues to re-emerge from COVID-19 restrictions, operators must be sure to prepare for the increase in foot traffic and restaurant cleaning expectations while also addressing hiring challenges. In particular, the increased hygiene and safety demands of consumers in the pandemic age mean more focus than ever before must be placed on maintaining […]

Enhancing foodservice cleaning and safety solutions

COVID-19 has seen the requirements for foodservice cleaning shift. Naturally, restaurants and other facilities in this sector have always had to be particularly sanitary. But, in the time of increased focus on infection prevention and control, both operators and suppliers have had to up their game. The scope of foodservice cleaning and disinfecting measures is […]

Why restaurants should consider ISSA’s GBAC STAR accreditation

Communicating cleanliness to patrons has never been more important than in this global pandemic. By Tom Nightingale It sounds strange to say it during an ongoing pandemic, but we’re arguably already living in a cleaner world. COVID-19 has brought a renewed focus on cleaning, disinfecting, and infection control and one quantifiable way to show that […]

Getting Real with Cleaning Myths

By: Tom Bell, PhD Effective, safe and cost efficient cleaning isn’t as easy as most people assume. Even within the professional community, many cleaning myths exist that perpetuate misconceptions about proper methods and procedures. Below I’ve outlined a few cleaning myths I hear most often. The more cleaning professionals know, and the better trained they […]

Achieving a Proper Sanitation Program for your Foodservice Operation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 48 million Americans (or roughly 1 in 6 people) become sick from foodborne diseases every year. With this in mind, it’s important to recognize the significance of a proper sanitation program and how to best achieve one in any foodservice operation. Implementing a […]

Boost customer satisfaction and loyalty through restaurant cleanliness

By Roy Getz, Chairman, Ohio Restaurant Association and P&G Professional Advisory Council Member Customer satisfaction is a key factor in the success of any restaurant and cleanliness plays a big role in that. Happy customers will spread the word about a great restaurant experience, become ambassadors for your brand and loyal patrons. For all of […]

Ensuring a quality draught beer experience with clean taps

By Roger Mittag I’m going to start this discussion with a simple premise: The consumer should be at the heart of every draught beer decision you ever make. It takes seven seconds to make a first impression, and we all know how important that is. So, a properly poured and served draught beer leaves a […]