Your Cup of Tea has conducted a thorough sanitizing of our entire restaurant and we have implemented extensive restaurant cleaning procedures to ensure a sheltered environment for you and your family and friends. Our restaurant cleaning checklist and restaurant Food Handling Procedures meet or exceed The Houston Health Department Bureau of Consumer Health Services criterion.
Restaurant Sanitizing Checklist
- Indoor and Outdoor Tables and Chairs
- Light Switches and Fixtures
- Door Handles and Door Knobs
- Air Conditioning Vents and Ducts
- Furniture and Furnishings
- Kitchen Tools and Cutlery
- Ovens, Refrigerators and other Appliances
- Counters, Cutting Boards, and Counter tops
- Food Preparation areas
- Shelving and Storage areas
- Wall and Floor Tile, Wood Floors and Floor Drains
- Bathroom and Boudoir have been newly remodeled
- Toilets and Sinks disinfected regularly
- All Dishes, Utensils, and Teapots are soaked in Clorox and then Dishwasher Sanitized
- Extensive Collection of Hats cleaned after each use
- Dishcloths, Hand Towels, Aprons, and Cloth Napkins Stored securely and Sanitized
- Waste Disposed of and Storage Containers Sanitized daily
Food Handling Procedures
- National Restaurant Association Certified
- City of Houston Food Manager Certified
- Temperature checked daily
- Food preparation performed utilizing gloves and masks
- Personal Hygiene-Hand Washing frequently
- Hands Sanitized regularly
- Cross-Contamination & Allergens Precautions adhered to
- Time and Temperature kept safe according to Houston Health Dept requirements
- Food handled and prepared to ensure freshness and quality control
- Food and Tea stored in air-tight containers
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the coronavirus be spread through food, including refrigerated or frozen food?
According to the CDC, “Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.”
What happens in your body if you do ingest coronavirus through food?
“There is currently little scientific information about the survival of the COVID-19 on the surface of open food,” the FDA said. “Work with similar viruses shows that some food surfaces don’t allow the virus to survive at all, but some do.”
Can I contract COVID-19 from someone coughing or sneezing near my food?
COVID-19 is believed to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets such as when a person coughs or sneezes in your direction. And it may be possible for a person to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has some of those droplets on it and then touching their mouth, eyes, or nose. However, there is no evidence to support the transmission of the virus directly by eating food that someone who is ill may have sneezed or coughed near. Furthermore, research is continuing into whether the virus can be shared by people who do not wash their hands before they prepare food thus our strict adherence to hand washing regularly and smartly.