Cleanliness and proper sanitation are two critical processes every restaurant (or any other type of food establishment for that matter) needs to prioritise at all times. In fact, they are just as crucial, or even more so, than ensuring your diners get exactly what they want, and that is good food and quality service. After all, your customers will not enjoy their meal with a dirty and disorganised environment. Worse, they can get sick because of it.
This said you need to ensure every inch of your food and beverage business is sparkling and spotless. Not only will this make sure you abide by the rigorous regulations of the Food Standards Agency; it will also prevent health disasters from befalling your diners.
Bottles: An often-overlooked source of food contamination
It is easy to make sure all tableware, utensils, cookware, and glassware are clean and free of food residue, but not as simple when it comes to bottles. Ensuring bottles are thoroughly clean is one of the biggest challenges that kitchen personnel face on a regular basis. A primary reason for this is because one can easily mistake them to be free of residue, and residue is one thing that can promote bacterial growth, leading to food contamination.
Furthermore, condiment bottles left on the dining area, such as those for ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, syrup, soy sauce, salt, pepper, and others also come into contact with potential pollutants and contaminants.
Specialised cleaning tools for such difficult-to-clean containers
Because it is difficult to clean these containers thoroughly with standard methods, they require specialised tools, especially bottle brushes. Choosing your bottle cleaning arsenal with care and attention will help you maintain the cleanliness of these crucial food and beverage containers.
And as a final reminder, make sure you also disinfect the bottles every time you refill them. Wiping the exterior is not enough; you need to ensure that the inside is just as free of contaminants as the outside.