Did you know that there is a big difference between cleaning and sanitizing?

According to National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), cleaning removes food and other types of soil from a surface while sanitizing reduces the number of pathogens on the clean surface to safe levels.

All food-contact surface must be cleaned and sanitized correctly. For cleaning and sanitizing to be effective, it must follow this process: (1) Remove food bits or dirt on the surface; (2) Wash the surface; (3) Rinse the surface; (4) Sanitize the surface; (5) Allow the surface to air dry.