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Celebrating World Food Safety Day

Food safety affects everyone without exception. From production to packaging and transportation to retail, cooks and chefs all the way to the end consumer, no-one is untouched by the need to uphold good food safety standards. Indeed every single one of us is a consumer so we all have an interest in the ensuring good levels of food hygiene.

In 2018, the World Health Organization launched Food Safety Day which is held each year on 7th June to raise awareness of food safety and to ‘inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks’[1].  

What are the risks around poor food safety?

Poor food safety can result in foodborne diseases, which can range from mild illness, to severe disease and even death. Globally, one in every ten people fall ill from contaminated food each year[2], but this, for the most part, is preventable. The quality and state of food itself is of course important to prevent foodborne diseases because food must be in a state that is fit to be eaten in the first place. But it goes further than that. Proper hygiene and safety measures must also be upheld at every stage of the supply chain.

So it’s not just about the food itself. It’s also about how it’s stored, transported, cooked and prepared. How, with what, and by who. The hygiene of the surfaces, prepping and cooking equipment, and even people the food comes into contact with, at whatever stage of the process, is also essential.

Helping to uphold food safety best practice

There’s an easy and practical way to ensure food safety best practice is upheld. That is, by implementing and adhering to an effective cleaning and hygiene regime, and by using the right products to support this.

Since 1948, Cleenol has been a leading provider of hygiene and cleaning products. As our business has evolved, so have our products. We have a comprehensive range of cleaning products, developed specifically to help our customers achieve the optimum level of cleanliness and hygiene, including for the food and beverage sector.  

Our Virabact range for example, includes antiviral and antibacterial multi-surface cleaners, ready-to-use surface cleaners and sanitisers, as well as concentrated surface cleaners and sanitisers.

We also have an extensive range of hand sanitisers, antibacterial foam soaps, ice machine cleaning kits, alcohol wipes and non-rinse floor degreasers. And our range of hand wash products, is perfect for kitchens and washrooms.

If you’d like to find out more, contact our team today.

[1] https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-food-safety-day/2022

[2] https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/food-safety

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