Touchscreen Menus a Hotspot of Restaurant Germs

Restaurant patrons and staff are likely to share multiple screens

April 4, 2018

As touchscreen menus become more popular in restaurants, especially fast-food chains, safety experts are warning that processes need to be in place to sanitize the screens, Food Safety News reports.

Many restaurants are switching from pens and paper pads to tablet menus and remote card payment machines. They also are using mobile devices to manage food prep and safety in accordance with inspection regulations. To keep touchscreens clean, restaurants need to insure digital-safe sanitizing wipes are accessible and used regularly. They can set sanitation schedules for regular cleaning of shared screens, similar to cleaning schedules they set for other equipment.

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