Poor service preferable to bad hand hygiene says report
75 percent of consumers surveyed would not visit a restaurant that had been implicated in poor hygiene related incidents, according to a recent report on the Facilities Management Journal (FMJ) website.
The article, by Sarah O’Berne is based around a report produced by Checkit.net called ‘The Financial Impact of Poor Food Safety’.
Of the 75 percent who would not visit a restaurant with prove hygiene violations, “43 per cent said they’d never dine there, no matter what and 32 per cent would only return if the premises had closed down and re-opened under new ownership. Twenty-two per cent said they would only return if the food hygiene rating improved dramatically.”
Financial implications for restaurants
There are obvious implications for any establishment that falls foul of a hygiene inspection says the article, apart from fines – or even closure. They are highlighted by Jan-Hein Hemke, managing director of contract cleaning specialists, Facilicom UK, who is quoted as saying
“If the potential threat to public health isn’t enough, perhaps the financial implications of the fact that ‘75 per cent of diners refuse to visit restaurants that have experienced food hygiene issues’ will hit home for those establishments that aren’t taking cleaning seriously already.”
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!