Whether you own a restaurant, manage a food court at a shopping center, or run a large food manufacturing company, food safety and cleaning are the extremely important parts of your daily operations. For food safety, you can manage different aspects by using a food safety book because as they say “safer food better business“. As far as cleaning is concerned, whilst it’s a crucial part of your job to ensure that the highest possible standards of cleanliness are maintained, it’s not the most glamorous, fun, and exciting part of your day.
Luckily, with a bit of science, smart technology, and some good old common sense, you can achieve impeccable hygiene standards in a fraction of the time it would usually take. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at three ways you can increase efficiency and maximize productivity.
Although it may seem counterintuitive to spend time and energy cleaning when there’s no visible dirt, taking a proactive approach to cleaning could actually save you a lot of time and energy. For example, spending five minutes at the start and end of every day wiping down all surfaces is a lot easier than spending hours trying to scrub out a build-up of grease, dirt and who knows what other substances. The same goes for pretty much all aspects of the cleaning process, whether it’s flooring, inside your fridges or the kitchen sink. So when it comes to cleaning, keep on top of things with a proactive approach rather than waiting for visible stains and issues.
Food grade enclosures
The efficiency of your cleaning processes doesn’t start with your cleaning equipment or even your cleaning staff. In fact, it starts with the quality and type of enclosures you use to store your produce. Food grade enclosures are built not only to keep your produce fresh and safe, but also to streamline the Cleaning-in-Place process. High quality, food-grade enclosures will, therefore, have many features such as joint-free silicon seals, hidden hinges and contoured surfaces which are specifically designed to allow easy fast and efficient cleaning.
Of course, replacing all your enclosures may be costly and you may not wish to do so for no reason. But if you are starting a business, expanding or replacing some of your enclosures anyway, investing in food-grade enclosures will save you a lot of time and hassle when it comes to cleaning.
Floor cleaning machines
Dragging around a mop and bucket is quite possibly one of the most laborious tasks we can think of. It takes a lot of energy and time and it isn’t always actually that effective. A lot of the time, the staff just end up spreading dirt around the place rather than effectively cleaning it up. So why waste time and money on dragging a mop and bucket around when you can get far more effective cleaning from a machine?
The type of floor cleaning machine you will need will depend on a variety of factors such as the size and function of the space you have. Large warehouses with concrete flooring will most likely benefit from ride-on sweeper machines whereas large food courts need ride on floor scrubber for a more thorough clean. Smaller spaces may benefit more from the walk-behind versions of these machines. But whichever floor cleaner you choose, it’s guaranteed to do a more thorough job than a mop and bucket, in a fraction of the time.
Cleaning is an unavoidable part of any business in the food and beverage industry. But thorough cleaning doesn’t have to take endless hours. By investing in high-quality cleaning machinery as well as industrial equipment specifically designed to reduce clean-time, you can get the job done quickly & efficiently and free up your time for more exciting things!