Why we hate dishcloths ………………………….

Dishcloths and tea towels used in the kitchen are risky as they spread bacteria causing cross contamination.  Bleaching cloths does not kill all bacteria. Washing would need to be carried out at or above 90 degrees to kill it all.

We recommend you do not use dish cloths to clean kitchen surfaces during food preparation or service – use Blue Roll. Cloths and scourers can be used at the end of the daily shift or for deep cleaning then finish with a spray of sanitiser.

 

Alert

Ditch those dishcloths!  Blue roll only during food prep and service.

 

Interesting Fact

Your toilet is cleaner and houses less bacteria than a standard kitchen dishcloth.  In a study commissioned by the Global Hygiene Council, dishcloths were found to have six times more bacteria than a toilet handle!