Sanitation is key to keeping food poisoning out of your restaurant. Food poisoning can occur when a contaminated substance comes in contact with food being served to customers. A little prevention goes a long way.
The place to start is in training your staff on Health Department regulations and guidelines for cleanliness. Additionally, send home any sick employees to prevent them from interacting with food and infecting others. Lastly, make sure that employees know when food is actually wast.
Cleanliness begins with the prep area. Make sure it is clean at all times, and be sure the trash is also properly removed. Food storage should be taken seriously – pay attention to temperatures. Cleanliness should extend into the restrooms as well. Keep them looking tidy, and enforce the rule that employees must wash their hands.
If a food poisoning incident does happen at your establishment, be sure to address people’s concerns directly and be proactive in solving the problem.