Hygiene in food factories of the future

9th of August 2021
Hygiene in food factories of the future

Mariane Hodgkinson, hygiene consultant for Hillbrush, manufacturer of specialist cleaning tools for the food industry looks at how food companies can expand their business to meet demand for
new types of products, particularly in the vegan and free from categories, without adding on square metres and the importance of reviewing cleaning procedures

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Work-life balance: the era of the four-day week?

6th of August 2021
Work-life balance: the era of the four-day week?

Are we seeing the work-life scales finally balancing up … or even tipping in favour of employees? Hartley Milner reports on how the Covid emergency is helping bring about probably the most radical transformation of our working lives in generations.

During the lockdowns, millions of people worldwide had their first taste of routinely working

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Food prep hygiene takeaways

5th of August 2021
Food prep hygiene takeaways

Many restaurants have had to morph into off-site diners during the pandemic, while “ghost” kitchens have sprung up everywhere. What are the cleaning and hygiene challenges faced by food takeaway and delivery businesses, asks Ann Laffeaty? And how has Covid-19 impacted on those challenges?

The restaurant industry has suffered hugely

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Where is tech taking off?

4th of August 2021
Where is tech taking off?

In what types of environments are high-tech cleaning systems that involve elements such as software, sensors, automation, remote tracking and robots proving their worth, asks Ann Laffeaty? And why is this the case?

Cleaning has traditionally tended to be a fairly manual process until recently. True, there is a whole host of equipment and

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Trailblazing the cleaning sector

4th of August 2021
Trailblazing the cleaning sector

Lynn Webster reports from the UK on initiatives seeking to raise the profile of the cleaning sector.

The opportunities to recognise the cleaning industry and its front-line employees have never been so great. It has been an ideal time to speak with clients about raising the profile of the cleaning teams; to consider reviewing the service levels

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One step further towards quality-based procurement

3rd of August 2021
One step further towards quality-based procurement

Public procurement is one of the key areas of activities for EFCI and the organisation feels there is a real need for public authorities to better promote efficient, fair and transparent competition. So it has developed a set of specific recommendations.

Public procurement is one of the focuses of advocacy work for the EFCI. Indeed, our sector

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