Do you work with food service business? Businesses in the food service industry use a variety of equipment to prepare the food and beverages they offer their clientele.
I am often asked if food service businesses have any environmental exposures and the first thing that comes to my mind is poisoning customers. The food service industry is under very tight regulations that require a variety of cleaning and disinfectant chemicals / compounds.
I can’t tell you how many hundreds of times I have heard of poisoning claims in the food service industry.
When talking with someone in the food service industry about their environmental exposures from cleaning and disinfecting equipment and facilities, the usual response back is, “We only work with environmentally friendly cleaning and disinfectant chemicals / compounds.” Great, but what happens when one environmentally friendly cleaning compound is accidentally mixed with another environmentally friendly cleaning compound? It can create a pollution liability including third party bodily injury, property damage, business income, cleanup costs, defense costs….