FOOD SAFETY ALERT. Okay. Anyone who works any restaurant that has TEA URNS.
How do you/your workers clean them? Do you run water through them? Use a human-safe cleaner? Maybe you wipe them out and run sanitizer through them
and take the nozzles off and soak them?
Think it's clean?
LET ME LEARN YOU SOMETHING SERIOUS. Because this can give e-coli to your customers and you. Do NOT just rinse with water or wipe the inside out. Just
rinsing the nozzles doesn't do CRAP.
Take off the nozzle completely.
Take it apart if possible and scrub it til it looks brand new.
Now, you know the part the nozzle screws on to? Inside that is some black, snotty disgusting crap. I 100% guarantee it too. Your tea is flowing over
that. You gotta get that OUT. This is the spout the nozzle screws on to, sticking out there:
Use one of those little brush things on the long thin handles to clean the spout the nozzle screws on to. And use a green scrubby to thoroughly clean
the inside of the urn. If you have 'stainless steel' or whatever the typical restaurant tea urn is made of, you want it that steel color: not
yellowish, not goldish, not brown and surely not dark brown. Steel color, no if's ands or buts.
Even take a thin towel, get it soaking, twist it small and feed it through the spout the nozzle screws on to. give it a good 'back and forth'
cleaning, pulling on both ends, you know what I mean. Once the towel is clean, there you go. Rinse that baby out thoroughly. Once this crap is out of
your nozzle, urn itself and the spout the nozzle screws on to, you won't need to deep clean it like that, except maybe once to twice a week. Shoot,
using the bristled thingie, (I'll put a pic below), you can use that nightly to clean the spout and the nozzle and be fine.
Pic to follow will be gross but you NEED to see what happens. The gunk pic, I guarantee you 100% that your gunk will be pitch black, just as slimy,
just as dangerous to humans who consume tea running over it.
Even if YOU hate tea, never drink it, think of those who do. In Illinois if you have nasty tea urns like this, they can and WILL shut you down due to
a CDC code violation. Health departments are dead serious about this .
Every place I've worked since 08 when I learned about this has been taught how to properly clean their tea urns. Every single place I have worked
since then has, every single time, black snotty tea gunk in their spouts/nozzles/ urns. Every single one. Take this seriously, food workers. Every
thing you must NOT skimp on, cleaning wise. This one is sadly over looked because 99% of folk do NOT know about this.
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