Sevierville Restaurant Insurance: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness

Sevierville Restaurant Insurance Tips to Prevent Foodborne IllnessSevierville Restaurant Insurance: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness

As a restaurant owner or manager, you know how important it is to maintain proper hygiene in your industry. Pathogens can be spread from food or unwashed hands to prep areas, equipment, utensils, or other food, causing a foodborne illness in a customer or employee. Fortunately, here are some steps you can take to potentially reduce the risk of foodborne illness in your restaurant.

Wash Your Hands. Washing your hands, and implementing an employee hygiene training program that teaches how and when to wash hands can go a long way in preventing the spread of bacteria. Be sure to put hand hygiene guidelines in high employee traffic areas and reinforce good hygiene practices with simple rewards.

Color Code Clean Up. Color-coded dishcloths can be used to assist in the prevention of cross-contamination by assigning different colors for front and back-of-the-house tasks. For example, you could designate a red one for raw meats, green for fresh produce, blue for counters, white for the dining area, etc.

Don’t Use Multi-purpose Towels. Towels that have been used to clean up food spills should not be used for any other purpose. These towels should also be stored in a sanitizer solution when they are not being used.

Encourage Good Hygiene in the Restroom. Employees and customers both benefit from properly placed touch-free soap and paper towel dispenser in restrooms. Touch-free dispensers decrease the risk of germ transmission after hand washing, ensuring that hands stay clean.

It’s important to remember that studies have found most adults agree that restaurant and overall business cleanliness is an indication of the hygiene standard guests can expect. So maintaining proper hygiene and food handling practices should ensure that customers will want to keep visiting your establishment.

At Barnes Insurance Agency, we understand the risks your restaurant faces. That’s why we offer comprehensive Sevierville Restaurant Insurance, including Food Contamination coverage, Foodborne Illness Insurance, Business Interruption Insurance, and more. Please contact us today for more information at (866) 733-5424.



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