Do cloths really spread germs?

Surveys have found that dish cloths used in commercial kitchens have high bacteria levels, including E. coli.

When combined with limited hygiene knowledge this can lead to the spread of food borne illness.

Cloths used for wiping food preparation surfaces become soiled very quickly. They are often wet and tend to be used for both clean and dirty surfaces, spreading bacteria from one surface to another (cross contamination). There is little point in providing separate surfaces for different food preparations if all surfaces are cleaned with the same cloth.

Dish cloths offer the perfect environment for bacterial growth on ingrained residual foodstuffs, dirt and grease, which can lead to food poisoning.

Microshield’s disinfection service creates cleaner safer environments by getting rid of the bacteria, viruses and moulds that traditional cleaning can’t. Our process offers an inexpensive method of infection control and reduces the risk of cross contamination. For more information call 0330 20 20 277 or email info@micro-shield.co.uk #hygienicallyclean #disinfection #reducerisk #germfree #infectionprevention

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