Grill & Chill (We’ll Cover Food Safety)

Grill & Chill

It’s the start of summer, which means cookouts, ball games, concerts, and plenty of outdoor foodservice operations. The hot summer months are where you will see an increase in foodborne illnesses because outdoor cooking presents the unique challenge of keeping cold foods cold and hot foods hot.1 Reduced access to running water and untrained seasonal employees can present even more food safety challenges.

Surface and Hand Sanitation Fundamentals:

1. Germs found on staff members hands spread to food, so always have your employees wash their hands before preparing or eating food – even outdoors. If soap and water aren’t readily available, hand sanitizing wipes are a great, go-anywhere alternative.2
2. Cleaning and sanitizing food contact surfaces are some of the most critical steps to prevent foodborne illness. Food residue on food contact surfaces and equipment can provide an ideal environment for the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Quick-use disposable no-rinse sanitizing wipes are ideal for ensuring food safety outdoors.
Couple eating hamburgers and French fries at outdoor picnic BBQ

Sani Professional® Hands Instant Sanitizing Wipes and No Rinse Sanitizing Multi-Surface Wipes are ideal solutions to the sanitizing challenges posed by cooking and serving outdoors! Whether catering an outdoor wedding, operating a food truck, or working a stand at the ballpark or county fair, each wipe delivers a consistent level of active ingredient needed for the job,  Wipe, Toss, Done.™


Helpful Tips for Better Hygiene Practices:

  • Hand wipes are proven to clean more effectively than gels. We encourage you to see how Sani-Professional® Hands Instant Sanitizing Wipes perform against foam sanitizer in removing the most common bacteria from your skin in our latest educational video.
  • Disposable sanitizing wipes help to prevent cross-contamination better than a reusable rag. 

BBQ By the Numbers

Download our handy BBQ Food Safety Resource Sheet