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Effective Hygiene Products Are Crucial to Food Safety

Nothing could better demonstrate the potential consequences of a lapse of oversight within the food and beverage industry than the outbreak of listeriosis which, between January 2017 and July 2018, claimed the lives of more than 200 citizens in South Africa. Over the years, other pathogens such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, and Campylobacter jejuni have each taken their toll, albeit to nothing like the same extent. In addition to vigilance, effective hygiene products, and strict cleaning protocols are the public’s best defence against the risk of foodborne diseases.

Even in the home, fresh produce requires careful cleaning and thorough cooking to ensure it is safe and, for example, one needs to be careful to avoid contamination between processed and fresh meats. In a restaurant or hotel kitchen that caters for hundreds of diners or a processed food plant that might serve millions, the dangers are magnified proportionately. In these environments, the only way to achieve the required high standards of hygiene is to employ superior products.

Whether for food handling or intensive cleansing, Vikan is recognised as a global leader in the design and manufacture of effective equipment. The Danish company produces an exceptionally wide range of items from scoops and buckets to pipe cleaners, brooms, brushes, mops, wash-down accessories, bathroom solutions, and even automated systems such as boot and crate washers.

These world-class Vikan hygiene products and many others can all be purchased in South Africa from Pescatech.


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