Costa and Subway cafes in hospitals 'are putting patients at risk'

20th of June 2019
Costa and Subway cafes in hospitals 'are putting patients at risk'

A study has revealed "unacceptably high" levels of harmful bacteria in UK hospital cafes run by Costa and Subway.

Researchers from BBC's Watchdog Live found salmonella and staphylococcus in branches run by both chains. However, no such contamination was found in cafes run by the Royal Voluntary Service.

The team swabbed tables, trays and ice at

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Dirty schools pose a health risk, union warns

19th of June 2019
Dirty schools pose a health risk, union warns

Cleaning cutbacks pose a health risk for pupils and staff, according to a Scottish teaching union.

In a survey of more than 600 schools, a total of 80 per cent of respondents said their school had suffered a drop in the frequency or quality of cleaning due to budget cuts in the past three years. And more than 100 said their classrooms were

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Greenspeed achieves Cradle to Cradle Gold certification for probiotic cleaners

18th of June 2019
Greenspeed achieves Cradle to Cradle Gold certification for probiotic cleaners

Sustainable cleaning solutions specialist Greenspeed has been awarded Cradle to Cradle Gold certification for its line of probiotic cleaning products - the first worldwide. Greenspeed Probio was also the first range of professional probiotic cleaning agents worldwide to be awarded the EU Ecolabel.

Based in the Netherlands, the company launched

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2019 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - one week to closing date!

17th of June 2019
2019 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - one week to closing date!

There is now just one week to go until the closing date for entries to this year's European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards. Service providers, manufacturers and distributors across Europe have until next Monday, June 24 to submit their entries.

The awards, which recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry, are the

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EFCI conference Brussels - last chance to book

13th of June 2019
EFCI conference Brussels - last chance to book

Time is running out to book your ticket for EFCI's (European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry) conference in Brussels on June 28. Closing date for registrations is next Monday, June 17.

EFCI is the organisation representing the European cleaning and faclity services sector, bringing together national associations.

The theme for the

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CMS World Summit programme announced

12th of June 2019
CMS World Summit programme announced

Organisers of the CMS World Summit, which takes place alongside the CMS professional cleaning exhibition in Berlin this September, have published a preliminary conference programme.

The key themes are Cleanliness and Hygiene in a Sustainable World, and Future Technologies and Business Opportunities.

Topics to be covered include circular economy;

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