When we think of preventing an allergic reaction to certain foods, we assume that not ingesting the trigger food will solve the problem. But the truth is, preventing an allergic reaction is much more complex than that.
Not using proper cleaning methods at your food prep area can cause cross-contamination and lead to some serious and unfortunate consequences.
Learn how contamination happens and one of the best ways to prevent it. You will be shocked at how easy it is to provoke an allergic reaction!
How Contamination Happens
The answer to this question may seem like a no-brainer. But it isn’t quite so simple. Cross-contamination can occur in your food prep space even if you sanitize the area! If you aren’t aware of the other ways cross-contamination can happen, you may be in for a rude awakening.
The answer to this question starts with remnants.
That could be in the form of crumbs or juices from the triggering food. And you may be thinking that a simple sanitizing wipe down will take care of the problem before you move on to another food preparation, but this can be part of the problem.
Why Quick Cleaning Methods Don’t Work
Now that you know how cross-contamination can happen, let’s look at why typical cleaning methods may not help.
Just because a surface looks clean doesn’t mean it is.
To fully eliminate potential allergen triggers from a surface, the best method to use is a wash, rinse, dry routine. A simple wipe down using a sanitizing wipe can still leave large amounts of remnants behind and cause an allergic reaction if another unrelated allergen-free food touches it.
It should also be mentioned, if the wipe is accidentally used a second time, it can contaminate another unsuspecting area with germs and bacteria. That is an easy and common mistake untrained people make that could lead to severe consequences.
Hiring a commercial cleaning service can help you prevent allergic reactions from cross-contamination.
In between your wash, rinse, and dry routine, it’s recommended to have a commercial hygienic cleaning service come in to perform a deep microbial level sanitization.
Regular spray cleaners can indeed clean on a microbial level, but they do not ensure a thorough sanitization of the area. A commercial cleaning company will use a pressure or steam washing machine That helps remove the build-up of dust, food debris, and bacteria often left behind by everyday cleaners due to their lack of coverage.
Hygienic cleaning is the perfect solution to common sanitization issues.
RJC Hygienic Cleaning Services
RJC offers hygienic cleaning services to medical care facilities as well as commercial kitchens and bathrooms. We understand the safety and health standards that these facilities require, and we can meet all of these needs.
Our process utilizes state-of-the-art pressure or steam washing equipment to ensure a germ and allergen-free result. That means we also cover hard-to-reach and unassuming places such as air ducts and pipes. No surface will go untouched when you choose RJC!
If you are interested in our hygienic cleaning services, contact us today for a free estimate. Let us help you have a safe and allergen-free environment.