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The point touch terminals selling restaurants do not pass the smell test


Dirt that accumulate some of our most common belongings is frighteningly amazing. A few years ago the newspaper Time It showed that mobile phones were populated by a bacterial flora until 10 times more populous than the one in the toilet seat.

When was the last time you washed your phone? And your toilet? While our toilets are subjected to a strict cleaning plan, our phones are home to millions of infectious agents. The only consolation is that they are our own germs, for mobile is a tool that is often manage privacy.

For items that are handled thoroughly and, to make matters worse, used communally, the problem becomes a purely one concern interesting map. Can be these objects a vector of diseases?

In the case of catering establishments they have traditionally feared the cards. Manipulated without much care for the guests and often forgotten by the housekeeping staff responsible for local, There have been many studies that have shown how menus called into question the hygiene in restaurants.

One of one BCC (Basque Culinary Center), published in the scientific journal Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene with the title 'Pathogen restaurant menus in persistence: comparison between materials’ He puts name two of the bugs that swarmed letters. Specifically a fecal bacteria, the Escherichia coli, and staph infection resistant to disinfection, he Staphylococcus aureus.

However, the objective was not detection of microorganisms, but clarify which medium is higher for the execution of letters: Plastic laminate paper ¿? For those premises that are not embedded in the spirit of the digital transformation of the restaurants molding industry in the XXI century, interested to know that the role is clearly superior, bacteria that live on this material show a very low rate of survival few hours after the invasion.

For those establishments that are trying substituted derivatives recurrent costs of printing menus (by remodeling, deterioration or loss) and the minimizing staff time dedicated to the distribution and collection thereof, the problem does not go away but moved to the terminal point of sale touch that take over the stage of restoration today.

The TPV táctiles They are one of the flagships of the digital transformation restaurants. Often ubiquitous in the establishments of the largest fast food franchises, these devices are now extended to other restaurants as tablets or kiosks. But there is something that all of these formats have in common, all one scrum of diners just touching the screens after day.

So good, on the one hand, these methods offer increased efficiency and precision, it is undeniable that also pose a Achilles heel hygiene in restaurants. Many of these touchscreens pass from the hands of customers to staff, and here it takes place Cross contamination of food.

To make matters worse, eyes of health inspectors, germs that brings local customers are responsible for the administration of the establishment. Thus, like protocol cleaning kitchen table slit runs, it is also necessary to address the POS and tablet menus properly; not only to comply with regulations on food safety, sanitation and hygiene in catering, but also because these positions are an extension of the self-image of the local, and show that you care with care projects a positive feeling to the consumer, showing that the restorer cares the welfare of their guests.

Guidelines to properly disinfect touch points sale

  1. Perform a thorough cleaning of the entire environment. There is nothing more unpleasant than food scraps on the screen, the oiled and similar tracks. The kitchen staff and waiters also may need to use the POS. In addition to an impeccable personal hygiene, you have to keep everything pristine work environment to avoid smudging the screen remains attached to clothing, tools or person.
  2. Establish a basis for cleanup. There must be a schedule adapted to the volume of customers received in every moment. This action plan should ensure that the screens are clean and the equipment is presentable.
  3. Perform the tasks according to the peculiarities of the device. You can not wash a touch point of sale ends with water, even with cloths soaked, because usually these teams are not watertight. To avoid damage and kiosks remain out of service for negligence during cleaning, it is convenient observe the manufacturer's recommendations. These vary by brand and therefore are recorded in the POS Manual, read carefully this booklet is the first step to not make a blunder. If you do not have the instruction book, General recommendations include disconnect the network devices, first using a dry cloth, apply a very small amount of distilled water and dried thoroughly.

there are many specialized items for cleaning touch screens. Worth familiar with items such as toallitas desinfectantes Windex Electronic Wipes, ideal for eradicating germs in electronics; the cloth Microfiber Teraglove, which it has the advantage of occupying little space for storage; or more set of disinfectant Tech microfibers kit Armor.

A suitable cocktail cleaning equipment, awareness to the problem and plan of action against it It is the one that can lead to your restaurant pass the smell test, a test that each customer makes to do swipe with his finger on Touch POS terminal.

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Article by the editorial team of DiegoCoquillat.com. It has professionals both in the field of hospitality, gastronomy and tourism, and new technologies and innovation.



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