Get the Facts on Sealed Dispensing Systems vs. Bulk Soap

Sealed-soap dispensers, the kind refilled by inserting a new bag or cartridge of soap, are the safer choice — they’re less prone to bacterial contamination.

Safe – Sealed-soap dispenser refills reduce the threat of germs. These refills normally come with a fresh nozzle, so there’s no  long term exposure to the germy washroom environment

Smart – The snap-in soap refill supports your image of restroom cleanliness, reduces labor time and replacement costs and eliminates the hassle of refilling dispensers from a jug.

What’s the Risk of Refillable Soap Dispensers?

Aside from the unsightly mess you get with drippy, gooey refillable soap, there are also health risks associated with this type of dispenser that could put your restaurant in jeopardy. Contaminants can easily enter the dispenser when it’s being refilled, and the bulk soap container itself can get dirty, spill, or be punctured, depending on where it’s stored. 
In fact, research shows that bulk soap containers are often contaminated, and customers – as well as employees – who use bulk soap can have many more the bacteria on their hands after using contaminated soap than before they washed. [2]

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The types of germs found in contaminated dispensers can make you sick. [3]

The types of germs found in contaminated dispensers can make you sick. [3]

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Canada and the World Health Organization (WHO) have all recognized the bacterial contamination risk of “topping off” refillable bulk soap dispensers, and have issued guidelines against the practice. [4,5,6]