Cold and Flu Season is Coming

Cold and flu season begins in October, which is right around the corner!1 The time to prepare is now. In foodservice, cold and flu infections can easily spread among employees leaving teams short-staffed and leading to poor guest experiences.

1 out of 10

of all flu-related hospitalizations
are foodservice employees.2

Nine out of ten foodservice workers polled feel responsible for the safety and well-being of their customers, yet almost 51% go to work sick.3 To prevent the spread of illness amongst employees and from employees to guests, it is imperative that restaurant and food-safety managers enact policies to minimize the presence of sick employees.2

In addition to establishing guidelines to encourage sick workers to stay home, practice these three steps to help prevent the spread of cold and flu:

  1. Practice good hand hygiene. When soap and water are not readily available, the CDC recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.3
  2. Disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently. Cold viruses can survive on high-touch surfaces for seven days, or longer; influenza viruses can survive on high-touch surfaces for up to 24 hours.4
  3. Get a flu vaccination. Encourage staff to get a flu shot and require sick workers to stay home.

Hands Instant Sanitizing Wipes

  • More effective than gels at removing dirt and
    soil from hands**
  • Kills 99.99% of germs*
  • Gentle on hands; contains moisturizing aloe and Vitamin E
Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes
  • Bleach-free, alcohol-free formula
  • Kills 99.9% of bacteria in just 15 seconds and proven effective against 24 organisms including cold and flu viruses*
  • Non-abrasive and lint-free
Be prepared for
Cold & Flu Season.
This checklist
can help!

Preventing the spread
of common germs.
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learn more!