PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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20 July 2020

In light of the recent government announcement of the relaxation of the lockdown, Holchem part of the Kersia Group, has published two hygiene guides to help businesses in the hospitality sector plan their re-openings and ensure they are meeting the relevant guidelines and implementing best practice. 

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06 August 2020

The first weekend of July 2020 saw the reopening of pubs, restaurants and hotels across the country. But even the best plans come with variables that are hard to control for – in the case of the hospitality sector, it’s the customer.

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21 January 2020

Focusing attention on its work to maintain standards in the industry, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) new advert spotlights accreditation members.

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21 January 2020

After five years leading the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA), Stephen Harrison, managing director of Harrison Wipes, has stepped down as chairman of the Association.

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21 January 2020

Chemicals specialist, Christeyns Food Hygiene, has launched a biofilm detection product to aid safety and quality in the food supply chain.

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21 January 2020

P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of P&G, has announced its partnership with the National Federation of Fish Friers and reigning National Fish & Chip Award ‘Fish & Chip Shop of the Year’ champions, Kelly and Tim Barnes from Krispies in Exmouth.

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21 January 2020

Every employer has a duty of care to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees, this specifically includes controlling the risks from a range of hazardous substances, including Legionella bacteria.

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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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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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10 August 2017

On 18th July 2017, Dr. Ruth Petran, VP food safety and public health, explained to the audience of an Ecolab Food Safety webinar the factors contributing to foodborne illness, potential impact on brand and the key components of a strong food safety programme to keep staff and customers safe.

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07 July 2017

Hygiene and cleanliness are more important to customers than choice of food, value for money, service and location when choosing a restaurant. 

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17 February 2017

As salmonella bacteria are the most commonly reported cause of foodborne illnesses, never has testing been so important. However, while conventional salmonella test kits involve numerous complicated steps, Hygiena International’s recently developed InSite Salmonella micro-organism colorimetric test is designed to be rapid, convenient and extremely accurate.

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16 June 2016

Ventilation systems are these days the norm in commercial buildings. Whether you're providing a building-wide system for the comfort of your employees and clients or a system for extracting grease and fumes from a commercial kitchen, you have a legal duty to provide a healthy place of work.

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11 December 2015

Wales was the first part of the UK to force all places serving food to publicly display their hygiene ratings in November 2013. Now common to England, Northern Ireland and with a slightly different scheme in Scotland, the first consequences are being assessed, Jonathan Hooper from Northwood Hygiene Products explains. 

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20 October 2014

DeepClean Hygiene Solutions, based in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, is ideally positioned for significant growth, with changes to cleaning standard TR19 from the Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES).

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15 August 2014

Gary Nicholls, MD of Swiftclean Building Services, and a member of the Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES) Steering Committee responsible for TR/19, has welcomed its recently unveiled changes.

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15 August 2014

A select group of leading environmental health professions gathered in June to discover the behind-the-scenes world of commercial kitchen ventilation.

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FEATURES

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07 July 2020

Peter Teska, global infection prevention application expert at Diversey, explains how restaurant owners and managers can establish a culture that reinforces the role of cleanliness.

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24 March 2020

Stein Bongers, product manager wipes EMEIA at Berry Global, discusses the benefits of innovative and sustainable cleaning solutions for the food service sector.

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24 March 2020

Equipment used to clean food and drink premises can often be a major source of cross-contamination. David Hagelthorn, senior marketing manager at Hillbrush, specialist hygienic cleaning tool and shadow board manufacturer looks at the importance of choosing the correct cleaning equipment.

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15 January 2020

In the highly competitive hospitality industry, the quality of guest experience is crucial for reputation and success. Manuela D’Agata, ISSA international education and certification director, explains that proper cleaning is not only essential to maintain hygiene and prevent contamination, but also to ensure customer satisfaction and is an opportunity to promote professional cleaning expertise.

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19 August 2019

Investing in learning and development (L&D) can seem like an unnecessary expense in the hospitality industry, especially if money’s tight. However, if you find your cleaning and hygiene standards slipping, poor L&D procedures may be the culprit. Katie Martinelli offers some advice

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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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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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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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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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