Restaurants have a great responsibility to maintain clean and sterile conditions, which is why many food establishments are realizing the benefits of UV light restaurant sterilization solutions. Restaurants must take great care during all stages of food storage, food preparation, and delivery to the customer to prevent foodborne illnesses. They must also provide a clean and safe environment, including air and surfaces free of harmful viruses, bacteria and many other pathogens.
Restaurants need to operate in a sterile environment for the safety of their patrons and also to meet all state and local regulations including health department inspections. Food establishments are expected to provide a clean environment in the kitchen where food is stored and prepared as well as any dining or delivery area.
UV Light in Restaurants Adds a Protective Layer Against Infection
Restaurants are seeking to improve sterilization methods in addition to increased frequency of wiping down counters and surfaces with antibacterial disinfectants. UV light adds a protective layer against the development and transmission of harmful pathogens in restaurants in both dine-in or carry-out establishments.
Food irradiation with UVC germicidal lamps is an FDA approved method of food safety to treat:
- Meats including raw poultry
- Various dairy products
- Fruits and Vegetables
The CDC estimates that food consumed in the United States causes 38.4 million gastroenteritis illnesses, nearly 72,000 hospitalizations and 1,686 deaths each year. UVC germicidal lamps are proven to eliminate stubborn pathogens such as Salmonella, one of the leading causes of foodborne death and hospitalizations.
UV Lamps Protect Food, Surfaces and the Air
UV sterilization lamps are used in restaurants to prevent food spoilage as well as to sterilize surfaces such as countertops, food preparation areas, walk-in freezers, bars, dining tables and more. Air purification systems help to provide a cleaner environment for staff and patrons, removing airborne contaminants and harmful microbes from the air. UVC germicidal lamps help to improve restaurants in the following areas:
- Restaurant kitchens
- Over food preparation counters
- In walk in refrigerators and freezers
- In kitchen hood exhausts
- Food buffets
- At point-of-contact for food delivery and public restrooms
UV Germicidal Lamps Add Many Benefits to Restaurants
In addition to the protections provided with food irradiation, the use of UV light in restaurants provides many additional benefits.
UVC germicidal lamps provide these many valuable benefits with effective sterilization:
- Protects a restaurant’s good name and reputation
- Protects contact surfaces by sanitizing areas that come into contact with food, which is the leading category for inspection violations
- Prevents mold and mildew in areas which generate moisture such as walk in freezers
- Disinfects non-food contact equipment and areas, which is another big category for violations
- Automatically disinfects restrooms to protect customers and staff
- Reduces the use of chemicals with up to 99.99% effectiveness in killing harmful foodborne pathogens including Salmonella, E. Coli, and Norovirus
- Prevents grease build-up in kitchen hood exhaust systems, reducing risk of fire
The use of UV sterilization lamps in restaurants has provided many valuable benefits which improve the health and safety of customers and staff, with cost-efficient, effective and easy to maintain disinfection systems. UV germicidal lamps provide extensive value to any food and beverage processing and packing industry.
LightSources Offers Solutions for Restaurant Sterilization Systems
LightSources is a leading, global supplier of UV lamps for restaurants, including UV lights for food irradiation and sterilization of all surfaces. Our UV lamps are also found in air and water sterilization systems, proven with high efficacy. We design, engineer and manufacture high performance, high-tech UV lamps which emit powerful UV radiation at the most optimum wavelength of 254 nm, proven to instantly eradicate harmful pathogens.
Lighting engineers at LightSources offer in-depth expertise to design and develop specialty lamps and custom phosphor blends to meet any germicidal requirement. The most common types of UVC germicidal lamps include:
- Low Pressure Mercury Lamps
- Low Pressure Amalgam Lamps
- Medium Pressure Ultraviolet Lamps (MPUV)
- Quartz Sleeves
- Electronic Ballasts
We support OEMs of all sizes with high-tech, innovative UV sterilization lamps, prototype solutions and custom designed products as well as the many benefits realized with our proprietary germicidal technology. LightSources is committed to delivering high-quality lamp products which outlast and outperform comparable lamps.
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LightSources is a leader in the UV germicidal lamp industry, offering quick turn-around time on product development and delivery. We follow a strict quality policy as part of our ISO9001:2015 certification and continual improvement with research and development. Contact us to speak with an engineer about our UV lamp product line and UV light restaurant solutions.