The ongoing pandemic has reinforced the importance of hygiene in the hospitality industry. As you begin reopening to the public, customers will be expecting high standards of cleanliness. Reassure them that their health and safety is the top priority by enhancing your cleaning effectiveness. Key to that safety will be ensuring that everywhere is cleaned and sanitised regularly including: Frequently touched surfaces e.g. lift buttons, light switches, door handles and handrails Elevator foyers and corridors Public bathrooms Dining tables Reception areas Guest rooms Conference areas Entrance areas/lobbies Public lounges While... Read More
Surface cleaning and disinfection is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of infection. Various studies have shown that contaminated surfaces are an established route of transmission for high-risk pathogens, including those with pandemic potential, such as coronaviruses.1 The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced why it is so important to practice good hygiene and ensure surfaces, particularly those that are classed as ‘high-risk’, are cleaned and disinfected frequently. There is emerging evidence that contaminated surfaces play a role in the transmission of the SARS- CoV-2 virus that causes... Read More
Hydrosense Pro is a safe, customisable mobile-based reader and storage system which reads Hydrosense Legionella tests accurately and allows water management companies and their clients to store and share test results securely and seamlessly. The app and accompanying portal are used in water management and FM to facilitate crucial Legionella testing remotely during the lockdown. With further closures, water management professionals are finding it harder and harder to gain site access, and their employers are increasingly concerned about their safety when they can able to take samples in person. With... Read More
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
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.
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.
Week 1: Environmental Monitoring Recognising food safety and quality issues As the world increasingly recognises food safety and food quality failures, there’s more emphasis on the environmental monitoring programs. Read more… Environmental monitoring for spoilage organisms Environmental monitoring is used by food production companies to plan for microbial spoilage as it allows them to address the issues as they arise. Read more… The importance of identifying specific goals in environmental monitoring Although there isn’t a universally recognised framework for environmental monitoring, there are some approaches which are consistent with other... Read More