Welcome to our Environmental Monitoring for BRC Global Standards for Food Safety (BRCGS) series. Download our free guide today. Residue from production which remains on a surface after poor cleaning can encourage microorganism growth which leads to spoilage, risk of food poisoning and shelf life reduction. ATP monitoring is ideal for use and an early risk indicator for inadequate removal of organic residue. As an established method of testing hygiene, it is used widely as a verification method for hygiene cleaning, but it cannot be used as a replacement for... Read More
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Welcome to our Environmental Monitoring for BRC Global Standards for Food Safety (BRCGS) series. Download our free guide today. When looking to set your limits of acceptable and unacceptable cleaning performance, BRCGS Clause 4.11.3 defines a number of ways to do this. Once test points are established, area risks are assessed primarily on whether it needs to be a clean processing environment (where a ‘visually clean’ may be sufficient) or a sterile food contact surface (where all traces of allergen or other cross contaminants must be removed). Further environmental monitoring... Read More
Through the implementation of an ATP hygiene monitoring system staff in care environments can maintain cost-effective cleaning protocols and ensure cleanliness to keep residents, visitors, and staff safe.
November has seen Hygiena launch not one, but two new tests to their Alertox® Sticks range of rapid tests: Alertox Sticks Peanut and Alertox Sticks Walnut
There is no universal blueprint for an environmental monitoring program within the food production industry. Individual companies design and structure their programs based on their own specific manufacturing environment and hazard analysis. Whatever food you are manufacturing, from apple sauce to zwieback, a robust environmental monitoring plan is a cornerstone of working towards the BRC Global Standards for Food Safety (BRCGS). We have put together a free downloadable guide to the different tests we recommend to make your environmental monitoring program more robust. Over the next few weeks we will... Read More
When your gym members exercise with the same equipment, it may improve their health, but without regular cleaning, the same equipment also creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Maintaining and verifying cleanliness helps create a healthier facility and ensures you retain your positive brand image and reputation.
Studies conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine show that coronaviruses remain viable on plastics for 72 hours, stainless steel for 48 hours, cardboard for 24 hours and copper for 4 hours. Residues remaining on surfaces can also sustain the viability of bacteria. This highlights the significance of cleaning and verifying the cleanliness of your weighing machinery and work areas.
Hygiene has always been a core focus for the hospitality industry, and in the post-COVID-19 world, this focus will be stronger than ever. When you reopen to the public, customers will be more diligent and demand the highest standards of cleanliness.