Food-borne illnesses – 89% caused by food workers

Teal portable sinks for catering

More thank one sink – well positioned hand washing facility the key

Germs spreading from the hands of workers in the catering industry to food is an important cause of incidents of food-borne illness outbreaks in restaurants according to the CDC website.

The article, based on the Environmental Health Services EHS-Net project called Studies on Restaurant Food Handling and Food Safety Practices, contains some worrying as well as interesting key points.

Why having more than one sink greatly improves hand hygiene

EHS-Net reports that workers are more likely to wash their hands in restaurants with

  • “food-safety training,
  • more than one hand sink, and
  • a hand sink where workers could see it.”

“Proper handwashing can reduce germs on workers’ hands and the spread of germs from hands to food and from food to other people.” say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“The spread of germs from the hands of food workers to food is an important cause of foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurants. It accounts for 89% of outbreaks in which food was contaminated by food workers.”

Hand washing for all mobile caterers – and their customers!

Visible portable sinks can be positioned right where catering staff need them most.

Ideal for all catering related businesses such as Street Food suppliers, retailers, farmers’ markets and kiosks, outside catering, fast food outlets, ice cream vendors, coffee kiosks, sandwich bars and all other forms of mobile catering.

TEAL hand wash units are also perfect for customers who use your facilities!