Around the world, the COVID-19 situation is evolving daily. In the QSR industry, restaurants are working tirelessly to continue to serve customers via drive-thru, delivery and/or takeout.
Ecolab stands with you during the outbreak and will be there during recovery. This page provides resources based on regional authorities’ and WHO guidelines as well as our own expertise to help you provide a cleaner, healthier and safer restaurant for you crew and customers.
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Stay Up to Date on COVID-19
The situation with COVID-19 evolves daily, as quick service restaurants keep serving customers. Ecolab is your trusted partner, providing guidance and expertise on how to help combat the spread of the virus and reduce risk for your guests and crew. Complete this form to stay up to date on infection prevention as well as the road to recovery, and opt-in to receive promotional information specific to the quick service restaurant industry.
Q. What do I need to be aware of when changing normal food preparation procedures, service, delivery functions, or making staffing changes?
A. Observe established food safety practices for time/temp control, preventing cross contamination, cleaning hands, no sick workers, and storage of food, etc.
Q. How do I choose the product which will kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19?
A. Under the European Biocide Products Regulation, the test norm EN 14476 against Vaccinia virus can be used to show efficacy against enveloped viruses in general. Since SARS-CoV-2 is an enveloped virus, this will also be covered by this test.
Recommendations by the WHO or European CDC on the use of specific concentrations of chemicals like alcohol, active chlorine, hydrogen peroxide or benzalkonium chloride can also be used as criteria for the choice of products, depending on the regulatory situation in specific countries.
Q. Why do I need to wear face cover?
A. In light of new data about how COVID-19 spreads, along with evidence of widespread COVID-19 illness in communities across the country, the CDC recommends that people wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth in the community setting. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms.
Q. How do I disinfect a cloth face cover?
A. When laundering cloth reusable face coverings in the washing machine, use the hottest water that the material can withstand (min 60°C) with a household laundry detergent. Be sure to wash or disinfect your hands immediately after handling used face masks. Single use face masks should be disposed of directly after use.