The importance of good hygiene in restaurants and takeaways has been highlighted in a new report ‘The Financial Impact of Poor Food Safety’. It states that UK consumers are not tolerating poor food hygiene ratings and won’t visit places that have had food safety issues.

Jan-Hein Hemke, Managing Director of contract cleaning specialists, Facilicom UK, said: “It shouldn’t be a surprise that hygiene is such a priority for consumers. Poor hygiene increases the likelihood of food poisoning and pests, hardly the recipe for a successful food business.”
The report’s findings reinforce the message that any hygiene or contamination issues can have a serious financial and reputational impact. If an establishment doesn’t pass environmental health inspection, it may be forced to close.

“Facilicom works with a number of businesses in the food industry and we specialise in kitchen deep cleaning. These deep cleans are carried out in accordance with legislative guidelines and remove the grease and grime from those difficult areas not covered by our daily service. With people’s health, as well as a business’ sustainability, at stake proper cleaning needs to be the priority,” said Jan-Hein.

Read the ‘The Financial Impact of Poor Food Safety’ report by Checkit at