On-screen TV chefs set poor hand hygiene habits

20th of May 2016
On-screen TV chefs set poor hand hygiene habits

Celebrity chefs are setting viewers a bad example by failing to wash their hands before handling food.

This was the conclusion reached by a team of US researchers who watched nearly 100 cooking programmes featuring 24 popular chefs in a bid to assess their hand hygiene habits.

Jamie Oliver came out as one of the worst transgressors. The healthy

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The sun shines on ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam

19th of May 2016
The sun shines on ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam

Cleaning professionals from around the world were in Amsterdam last week for the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2016 exhibition. And the sun shone for the 30,289 visitors from 134 countries who visited the show - 76 per cent of the attendees were from outside the Netherlands.

Two new features that proved to be a big hit were the robot arena and the

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Training is the route to success in the cleaning industry

18th of May 2016
Training is the route to success in the cleaning industry

Does it bother you that people in the cleaning industry are regularly described as ‘just cleaners'? Many work unsociable hours for low rates of pay with little or no thanks, and all too often there is a perceived lack of professionalism in the cleaning sector.

However, anyone visiting this year's ISSA/INTERCLEAN In Amsterdam last week would

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New lance helps to control the foam, says Idrobase

12th of May 2016
New lance helps to control the foam, says Idrobase

New from Idrobase is a lightweight foam lance that allows the operator to choose the type of foam they want to produce.

The patented Piuma lance has three foam density settings: a closed regulator for less aggressive washing applications; one hole open for intermediate uses and an open regulator to create the densest of foams.

"It is very

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Wepa heads back to rural Germany for inspiration

12th of May 2016
Wepa heads back to rural Germany for inspiration

Most stands at ISSA-Interclean give pride of place to their products and cover their walls with positioning statements.

This is perfectly understandable, but it was a pleasant change to visit the Wepa stand which had the appearance of a scene from a children's fairytale.

Log cabins, pretend trees, fake signposts and a storage cupboard in the

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Even air dryers now come equipped with Bluetooth and lasers

12th of May 2016
Even air dryers now come equipped with Bluetooth and lasers

Bluetooth-enabled air dryers with laser diagnostics are being demonstrated on the Ffuuss stand.
The washroom dryers also incorporate colour-changing lights when in operation to enhance the user experience. And their stylish, slimline casings come in a vast number of colour and style options.

"We believe ourselves to be the first company to come up

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