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09 May 2019

Oxfordshire company Greenteck Global produces a range of trioxygen-powered units used for degreasing, deodorising and sanitising: from conference hall sized models to single-room ones small enough to plug into a domestic electrical socket.

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02 May 2019

In food preparation and service environments, where germs can be easily transmitted and the risk of foodborne illness is high, businesses must have a proactive approach to hygiene and safety. 

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22 May 2019

Hygiene is of paramount importance in areas of food manufacture and preparation, so it is essential that staff have access to a hand-washing and drying system with strong hygiene credentials.

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24 May 2019

For food manufacturers and retailers, the consequences of supplying contaminated product due to poor hand hygiene can be disastrous with penalties varying from small fines to site closure.

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27 February 2019

Kevin Gosling, environmental health manager Winchester City Council, says about castor wheels: “Throughout my career, when undertaking routine food hygiene inspections, I have seen many a wheel on moveable equipment that is dirty even within premises where there are strict controls on cleaning.

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28 January 2019

Diversey is preparing to continue its long-standing hygiene membership with the BOCUSE D’OR world chef championship. Held from 29-30 January 2019, in the exclusive Chef’s Village at the EUREXPO venue, LYON – for the biennial SIRHA International Hotel, Catering and Food Trade Exhibition – the Bocuse d’Or is one of the world’s most prestigious cooking competitions.

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24 October 2018

Jangro, the UK and Ireland’s largest network of independent janitorial distributors, launches its new Catering Catalogue this October. It features many additions including more sustainable options than ever before, helping its customers to make environmentally friendly choices, at affordable prices.

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08 October 2018

This year Global Handwashing Day takes place on 15th October and Kimberly-Clark Professional is embracing the annual event’s theme ‘Clean Hands – a recipe for health’ by supporting facilities managers with a range of tools to help them champion hand hygiene, health and wellbeing in the workplace in relation to snacking and eating.

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18 October 2018

Implementing and adhering to good hygiene practices and a robust HACCP plan is an essential part of preventing contamination on food contact surfaces, and cross-contamination between workstations. 

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10 September 2018

A major upgrade to the Tork Reflex paper dispenser is set to improve cleaning efficiency in a wide range of environments, says manufacturer Essity.

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30 August 2018

New research on customers’ hospitality experiences commissioned by P&G Professional (the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble [P&G]), shows hotels and restaurants could increase revenue if they improved their hygiene standards. 

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16 August 2018

Hillbrush has launched a new colour range of anti-microbial cleaning tools for the food manufacturing and healthcare industries. 

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21 August 2018

Listeria has always been a serious threat to the food and beverage industry and there are existing tools and protocols in place to manage it. Yet, whilst leaders in the industry have already implemented a zero-tolerance policy to the presence of Listeria in their food chain, others have taken a more relaxed view.

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22 June 2018

Symphony Environmental Technologies, a global specialist in products and technologies that "make plastic smarter", has launched what it describes as the first latex antimicrobial examination glove made with d2p technology. 

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22 June 2018

The J-Cloth Biodegradable from Chicopee (Berry Plastics) is described as the ultimate eco-friendly wipe. As the name suggests, the wipe is both fully biodegradable and compostable, meeting all relevant DIN standards and carrying the seedling logo, granted by DIN-Certo, as proof of its green credentials. 

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12 February 2018

With Fatbergs grabbing the headlines and London’s restaurant scene the subject of recent criticism for not doing enough to combat the issue, a grease management company is offering free surveys to Food Service Establishments (FSEs) in Camden.

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11 January 2018

Hillbrush, a leading manufacturer of brushware and hygienic cleaning tools in the UK, has just announced it will be expanding its portfolio and introducing new products alongside workplace organisation solutions.

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09 January 2018

Advanced Engineering, a UK leading manufacturer of ACR cleaning products, has added a new cleaner to its range — FroZone – specially developed for low-temperature cleaning.

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20 December 2017

"Did you know cross contamination can cost the food industry millions? In 2006 Cadburys Schweppes estimated the salmonella contamination of chocolate that occurred at its plant in Marlbrook, Herefordshire cost appx. £20m ($37.5m)," explains Harrison Wipes.

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24 November 2017

Hillbrush, the manufacturer of brushware and hygienic cleaning tools in the UK, has expanded its portfolio and is introducing new products alongside workplace organisation solutions.

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FEATURES

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29 April 2019

Foodborne illnesses are one of the biggest threats that the food industry faces, putting businesses, workers, and customers at risk. Paul Jakeway, marketing director at SC Johnson Professional, explains why hand hygiene should be a fundamental part of an organisation’s food safety culture and how businesses should look to implement stricter hand washing protocols to reduce the risk of cross contamination.

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29 April 2019

Jeremy Bennett from Tork manufacturer Essity looks at the impact of the FSA’s Food Hygiene Rating scheme – and considers the simple measures that could help restaurants improve their scores

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16 November 2018

Excellence in cleaning is the first requirement in any hospitality business – and the washroom is one of the main battlegrounds where you can win over customers. Here, Bob Cotton OBE, a member of P&G Professional’s Expert Advisory Council, explains why

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21 December 2017

George Hand, sales manager for cleaning, hygiene and catering, Office Depot UK & Ireland, explains how businesses in the catering sector can engender customer loyalty by maintaining high cleaning standards

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26 January 2018

​In an environment such as food preparation, where germs are so easily transmitted and the risk of foodborne illness is so high, good hygiene is of the utmost importance says GOJO Industries-Europe

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13 October 2017

Paul Jakeway, marketing director at skin care expert Deb, looks at why effective hand hygiene is an essential part of food safety and reducing the risk of food poisoning

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07 June 2017

The fight to keep food production areas free of health-threatening microbes needs to happen on the floors as well as other surfaces, says James White, MD of Denis Rawlins. And staff need to be armed with the right equipment and data

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06 July 2017

Creating a safe and healthy environment through cleaning is always important – but when that’s in a food area, the demands are even higher. With risks to public health significant, the application of scientific knowledge is essential, explains Delia Cannings, of training and solutions provider Environmental Excellence Training & Development

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09 June 2017

Controlling the use of detergents and disinfectants is as important within the food service and hospitality sector as any other - both ensuring a hygienic environment as well as the high standards of appearance which are crucial in a hugely competitive service industry. Darren Saunders from Holchem provides an overview of how cleaning and disinfection regimes for kitchens are determined and the options for dosing of chemicals using wall mounted units

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19 October 2016

Dust control is no longer a problem that can just be swept under the rug. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is now proactively assessing food manufacturers for dust control and issuing penalties for breaching standards. However, it’s not just the threat of being penalised that means it’s vital for the industry to take dust control more seriously. Dustcheck explains how improper dust control can have other more serious consequences

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01 August 2016

From fraud to poisoning, Cleaning Matters columnist Seán Derrig explains why food may not be so glorious after all

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21 July 2016

Mike Sullivan, managing director of GOJO Industries-Europe, reveals how hand hygiene can be a valuable line of defence against the spread of infections in all food handling settings

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09 October 2015

A new law has clamped down on the use of the chemical QAC in surface sanitisers. Cleaning Matters columnist Seán Derrig explains why this could have huge implications for food safety and lead to a rise in foodborne illnesses

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22 May 2015

Charlotte Branwhite from Tork manufacturer SCA looks at smart ways of reducing both labour and product costs in the cash-conscious FM sector.


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13 March 2015

Katie Das, global marketing manager at Diversey Consulting, looks at the risk factors contributing to the spread of foodborne illness, and ways in which these can be mitigated

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11 December 2014

Peter Ridley, managing director of Peter Ridley Waste Systems, outlines how technically advanced recycling systems can reduce wastage in the food industry and turn it into biofuel or renewable energy

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14 October 2014

The pressure is on for food businesses to improve hygiene standards. Ian McKay, managing director of newly formed Network Hygiene, explains the benefits of deep cleaning

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08 October 2014

The correct use of bactericidal chemical products plays a vital role in controlling the cross-contamination of food poisoning bacteria within commercial food premises. RP Adam provides clarification on the disinfection of food contact surfaces and explains why food business operators should comply with the official guidance

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27 October 2014

Cleaning and maintenance programmes within food manufacturing facilities are too often seen as distinct and separate disciplines. Steve Bailey, managing director of contract cleaning specialists Hygiene Group, looks at the crossover that exists between the two and how a well-managed cleaning regime can contribute to effective maintenance – and vice versa.

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22 April 2014

Contaminated wiping rolls, hard-to-access dispensers, no wipers when you need them – Stephen Belcher from Tork manufacturer SCA looks at common kitchen cleaning problems and considers how to solve them

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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20 October 2014

Surface Disinfectant wipes

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12 February 2015

Sleek and modern design ideal for offices and receptions where recycling bins are on show.

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27 June 2016

The Evotex brand is a premium range of roll towel, centre feeds and dispenser toilet tissue that delivers excellent performance.

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11 November 2016

The Omega is a 4.5 bar pressure housekeeping / commercial steam cleaning machine.

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21 October 2014

Highly effective 99.99% kill of both gram positive and gram negative bacteria proven by independent test.

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07 August 2014

Bio Dose is Bio-Productions’ cost-effective biological treatment fluid for the maintenance of all waste systems.

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07 August 2014

Blu Away is Bio-Productions’ highly effective cleaner for washrooms.

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20 October 2015

Advanced & unique laundry dosing systems

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10 August 2015

Create the right first impression with a customised mat, display your company message or corporate logo, available in various sizes to suit your entrance area. Fully laundered and returned to your site at regular intervals.

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10 September 2015

Lightweight handy unit for convenient foam cleaning

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20 October 2014

Probably the only cleaner required and one of the most powerful and versatile cleaners available.

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25 November 2015

WJA Registered Training Providers

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09 May 2016

Microburst® 3000Battery-Free Dispensing Systems

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05 October 2017

To be used in the food processing, catering and healthcare industries, the new disinfectant cleaner kills bacteria and cleans in a single-stage application.

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13 June 2014

There has been a substantial investment made in our new all plastic sack holder and this free standing unit, is in our opinion the only all plastic commercial sack holder available in the UK market.

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