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CleanItSupply.com – the leading online provider of Cleaning and Janitorial Supplies, offers a wide variety of Paper Products and Dispensers, and Wipes, including Food Service Towels and bulk Restaurant Towels. Offering a wide array of attributes ideal for a food service environment, our large selection of food service towels and cloths offer a combination of absorption, durability, and cleaning power that cannot be matched. Designed and formulated to hold up against the any cleaning conditions, our line of high-quality food service towels are the perfect addition to any food service industry or environment. Each and every one of our food service towels are a perfect fit for any food handling arena. Whether it's a residential picnic, an industrial kitchen or commercial restaurant, our quality food service towels will deliver, each and every time. We have just what you need, and at a price you can afford. Our food service towels are made with material that is not only exceptionally absorbent, but can be used as an easy-to-use cleaning instrument as well. Each and every one of our food service towel products offer a simple, easy and streamlined wiping, which leads to a quicker drying and cleaning process. Our diverse selection of name-brand food service cloths come in a variety of sizes, styles, and specifications. Always priced at low, wholesale prices, our bulk restaurant towels, food service towels, cloth products, and accessories are an addition no food service industry can do without. Purchase any one of our brand name food service towels from CleanItSupply.com. Our vast selection of top quality products and supplies coupled with wholesale prices and excellent customer service simply cannot be beat!

Are shop towels food safe?

The answer is no, shop towels are to be used for industrial settings and not in a food service environment. Although shop towels are specifically designed to be absorbent and are ideal for cleaning up liquids, oil, spills and grease in the shop and garage, they are not food-safe and can pose serious health risks if ingested. The dyes that are used to color the towel and the towel material along with the manufacturing of the product, are not sterile enough for use around food. Only use food service towels around food. Food service towels are specifically manufactured to be safe for use around food.

Is it dangerous to use reusable cloth towels in food preparation areas?

A study published in the journal Food Protection Trends in 2015 highlights the work of several Kansas State University faculty and students, according to InfectionControlToday.com. Lead researcher and K-State food safety specialist Jeannie Sneed says the study showed that cloth towels were determined to be the most contaminated of all the contact surfaces tested in a kitchen. 

Researchers found that bacteria had grown on cloth towels that were stored overnight, even after they were washed and rinsed in the sink. Therefore, Sneed recommends washing cloth towels after using them while preparing a meal or, better yet, using disposable paper towels and discarding them after each use to be safe.

Should reusable cloth towels never be used in a foodservice environment?

By following the guidelines outlined by the FDA, FoodSafetyMagazine.com, explains, “The 2017 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code allows for the use of reusable towels/cloths to wipe food contact surfaces and equipment, but the towels/cloths must be held between use in a chemical sanitizer solution at a concentration specified under Section 4-501.114. The procedures and requirements summarized here include the following:

1. Storage of clean, wet reusable towels/cloths in a container with appropriate sanitizer at the required concentration when not in use.

2. Clean and sanitize food contact surfaces with reusable towels/cloths.

3. Storage of clean, damp reusable towels/cloths in a container with appropriate sanitizer at the required concentration when not in use.

Presumably, storing the cloths in a sanitizer solution should destroy the organisms picked up during the cleaning process.”

What are the safety risks when improperly using reusable cloth towels?

According to FoodSafetyMagazine.com, the safety risks are as follows:

•    “Pathogenic bacteria survive or grow on the reusable, soiled (grease, oil, fats) towel/cloth (because towels/cloths are not replaced and/or laundered daily), which then cross-contaminates previously cleaned food contact surfaces used to prepare RTE (Ready-To-Eat) foods.

•    Pathogenic bacteria survive or grow in the sanitizer because of a soiled solution (because it is not replaced with fresh sanitizer solution when soiled), which then cross-contaminates previously cleaned food contact surfaces used to prepare RTE foods.

•    Pathogenic bacteria from raw animal food prep surfaces are transferred via a reusable towel to previously cleaned food contact surfaces used to prepare RTE foods because towels are not separated for use with raw animal food prep surface cleaning.

•    Food contact surfaces are not cleaned and sanitized properly because reusable soiled towels/cloths are used to wipe surfaces without using a cleaner and sanitizer (some pathogenic bacteria like Listeria remain on the food contact surface).

•    Food contact surfaces are not cleaned and sanitized properly because a reusable soiled towel/cloth is used to wipe surfaces after using a sanitizer only (no cleaner used, so some pathogenic bacteria remain on the food contact surface).

•    Pathogenic bacteria survive or grow on the reusable clean towel/cloth, which then cross-contaminates previously cleaned food contact surfaces used to prepare RTE foods because sanitizer solution used was not established and then maintained at the proper concentration (replaced regularly) when storing towel/cloth.

•    Pathogenic bacteria like Listeria survive on the reusable clean towel/cloth, which then cross-contaminates previously cleaned food contact surfaces used to prepare RTE foods because the sanitizer solution selected, even when maintained at the proper concentration, does not kill all foodborne disease pathogens like Clostridium perfringens or norovirus.

•    Pathogenic bacteria survive or grow in the solution, which then cross-contaminates previously cleaned food contact surfaces used to prepare RTE foods because towel/cloth type used (cotton) absorbs the sanitizer in solution during storage, reducing the effective concentration of the sanitizer in solution.”

Our food service towels are specifically formulated to clean and sanitize any environment where food is being served, making it the easiest way to eliminate any unwanted food materials. In addition to its quality cleaning applications, our food service towels tools have the ability to simply and effortlessly wipe any area, making them a perfect addition to any food industry or environment. Offering a wide array of attributes, our large selection of cleaning towels and food service towels offer a combination of easy to use application, durability, and absorption that cannot be matched. Each any every one of our food service towel products fits perfectly into any commercial, residential, or industrial food preparation or presentation situation. All of our food service towels are built to last throughout a cleaning, by offering a simplistic and powerful degree of durability and longevity that other product materials cannot match. Call or click today to receive our everyday, low wholesale prices. Each and every one of our food service cloth products offer a quick, easy and streamlined wiping, drying and cleaning process. Available for purchase 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our online janitorial and cleaning supplies warehouse superstore. Upgrade your food service supplies today by purchasing any one of our wide assortment of high-quality food service towels from CleanItSupply.com and watch your savings multiply!

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Chix Blue Food Service Towels, With Microban, 13" x 24" - 150 towels (CHI 8251)

Chix Wet Wipes, Food Service Towels - 11.5" x 24", 200 towels/Carton (CHI 8311)

Chicopee Chix Wipes, Food Service Wipes, Rayon, Pink, 200 Wipes (CHI 8507)

Chix Food Service Towels with Microban, 13x21, White/Red, 150 towels (CHI 8252)

Chix Food Service Towels w/ Microban, 13" x 24" Wht/Red - 150 towels (CHI 8250)

Hospeco Counter Cloth Bar Mops, White, 60 Towels (HOS 536-60-5DZBX)

Kimtech Prep Wipers for Bleach, Disinfectants & Sanitizers, 6 rolls (KCC 06411)

Quix Plus Food Service Towels - 72 towels per Carton (CHI8294)

Toughworks Scrim Wipers in Roll, Food Service Towels - 6/Carton (HOSC2375BH)

Wypall L10 Sani-Prep Dairy Towels Pop-Up Box, 1,980 towels (KCC 01772)

Wypall L10 Sani-Prep Singlefold Dairy Towels, 12 Packs (KCC01770)

Wypall X50 Food Service Towels, HYDROKNIT, White, 200 Towels (KCC 06053)

Wypall X80 Foodservice Towels, White, Blue Stripes, 150 Towels (KCC 06280)

Sani-Professional Brand TableTurners Wet Wipes, 12 Packs (NIC A580FW)

Libman Cotton Terry Towels, 13" X 17", White, 72 Towels (LIB-00590)

Wypall X80 Foodservice Towel, HYDROKNIT, Blue/White, 150 Towels (KCC06280)

Kimtech Prep Bleach Wipers for Sanitizing, 540 Wipers (KCC06411)

Chix Reusable Food Service Towels, Reusable, White, 150 Towels (CHI8250)

Hospeco Counter Cloth Bar Towels, Assorted Colors, 5 Bags (HOS536605DZBX)

Wypall L10 Sani-Prep Dairy Towels, 1,980 Single-Fold Towels (KCC01772)

Wypall X70 Quarterfold Foodservice Towels, 300 Towels (KCC05927)

Wypall X50 Food Service Wipers, HYDROKNIT, White, 200 Wipers (KCC06053)

Chix Food Service Towels, 13" x 21", Cotton, White/Red, 150 Towels/CT (CHI8252)

Chix Wet Wipes Food Service Towels, White/Pink, 200 Towels (CHI8311)

Chix Reuseable Wet Wipes, 13-1/2 x 24, White/Pink, 200 Wipes (CHI8507)

Cascades PRO Busboy Economy Foodservice Towel, 200 Towels (FOR-4997)

Cascades Busboy Economy Foodservice Towel, 200 Towels (FOR-3371)

Cascades PRO Busboy Foodservice Towel, 150 Towels (FOR-4987)

Nice Turner Wet Wipes, 7 x 11-1/2, White, 1,080 Wipes(NICA580FW)

Pro-Series 78129 Classic Service Foodservice Wet Wipes, 200 Wipes (MDI-78129)

Chix Food Service Towels, 13 x 24, Blue, 150/Carton (CHI8251)

Hospeco Woven Terry Rags, 100% Cotton, White, 170 Rags (HOS53725)

Lysol Brand Kitchen Pro Antibacterial Wipes, Citrus, 7 x 8, 6 Cans (RAC96268)

Lysol Brand Kitchen Pro Antibacterial Wipes 7 x 8, White, 30 Wipers (RAC96268EA)

Tork Foodservice Cloth, 21" x 13", Blue, 240/Box (TRK192181A)

Tork Foodservice Cloths, 24" x 13", Blue, 150/Box (TRK192192)

Georgia Pacific Professional Brawny H700 Disposable Foodservice Towel, Red, 13" x 24", 150 Box/Carton (GPC29425)