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Vending Machine Servicing Tips - Hygiene

September 17, 2015 Updated on 2015-09-28 16:36:05 by

It is imperative that the utmost care is taken when handling all vending products and corresponding containers. Follow the instructions in this post to keep your machines in top condition!

Take the time to wipe down the inside of the globes with a damp cloth moistened with a mild soap and water solution.Re-wipe with a damp cloth moistened with clean water and dry well. This should be done prior to delivering your vending machines to their final location. This will also give the machines ample time to completely dry out prior to filling with product.

When filling the machines with product, always wear latex or similar gloves. These can be purchased from your local drug store. Always keep your scoop in sanitary condition. It may be a good idea to use a cart or small portable table when attending to your machines on location so that all of your products and service equipment are kept off the floor.

When handling your product boxes, always store in a cool, dry and clean environment. Always seal opened product to keep it fresh, and adhere to the “best before” dates as per the product manufacturer.

When servicing your machines, empty out all unused product, and discard any that is no longer fresh. The safest way to clean your machine is using dry methods, such as good quality paper towels and nylon brushes for this purpose. Unscented alcohol-based wipes are also suitable. For more information about cleaning and where to purchase suitable cleaning materials, contact your local Environmental Health Office. Once the machine is clean, you can refill it.

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