Keeping Correctional Facility Kitchens Clean and Safe
Keeping correctional facility kitchens clean is important to prevent an outbreak of foodborne illness in the facility’s population. However, solid cleaning practices and protocols can also greatly improve the safety of those working in the kitchen. It starts with quality products, getting organized, having a plan, and getting all workers on the same page. To this end, here are a few easy ideas for improving safety and sanitation in correctional facility kitchens.
Get the Right Supplies for the Job
Keeping a clean kitchen starts with having the right supplies for the job. First, invest in a good all-purpose cleaner and disinfectant that’s safe for food service. Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution kills 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and molds and cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes all in one step. Furthermore, it’s safe for use on food contact surfaces with no rinse required. You’ll also need a good heavy duty degreaser for the tough grease and oil buildup that’s so common in kitchens. Finally, make sure your mops, brooms, and buckets are durable and in good condition, and don’t hesitate to replace them as needed.
Get the Supply Closet Organized
Having a well-lit, well-organized supply closet means everyone can find and will use the right products for the job. Additionally, it will discourage the proliferation of pests. However, take your organization to the next level by color-coding your supplies. For example, red towels and buckets could be for vegetable prep areas while blue would be used for dining area cleanup. The purpose is to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
Have a Plan and the Team to Carry It Out
Grills, prep areas, floors, dishes – at the end of the shift, everything needs to be cleaned. As a result, that means every worker needs to chip in. Assign each a task and make sure everyone knows what’s expected of them. This will ensure that nothing gets missed and your kitchen is spotless at the end of every shift.
A Smarter Way to Clean
Bioesque Solutions was founded on one simple principle: there must be a smarter way! We are a pioneer in the development and distribution of disinfectants and cleaning products. Bioesque Solutions specializes in bringing the benefits of nature to address the demanding and ever-changing needs of commercial customers across various industries, including correctional facilities, public transportation, health care, food service, janitorial, and restoration