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When Life Hands You Lemons

Posted on September 26th, 2016. Filed under Food Safety.  No Comments »

Lemons have become a hot zone for bacteria with the most common being E. Coli. Most germs come from fingertips of restaurant employees, typically from raw meats and produce, among other sources.  lemons 

Don’t let this scare you or make you freak out, studies show the same thing applies to ketchup bottles, salt and pepper shakers, menus, chairs, tables…. important to be aware but your immune system is pretty good and will protect you, in most cases

  • Advice – order lemon on the side, squeeze lemon in drink and discard the rest
  • Solutions – San Jamar Dome garnish center, eliminate the “bar-buffet” eater reaching their hands and adding to the mix
  • Best solution, enforce good hands washing habits and educating the wait staff on proper food safety procedures.
  • For other food safety solutions and products visit www.sanjamar.com

References:

http://observer.com/2014/01/science-says-germs-are-hosting-a-lemon-party-in-your-drink/

See below link to article for top 10 list….spoiler alert, lemons are #3!

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/10-germiest-places-restaurant-hint-bathroom/story?id=17728078

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