Spring cleaning linked to guest satisfaction

11th of March 2015
Spring cleaning linked to guest satisfaction

A pan-European study of over 4,000 respondents commissioned by P&G Professional has revealed 97 per cent of hospitality guests felt that cleanliness is the most important factor when choosing a restaurant, café, bar or hotel - more important than cost, service, location and little perks.

The European study also found if hospitality

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Read ECJ February/March online now

9th of March 2015
Read ECJ February/March online now

The February/March edition of ECJ is now available to read online. As well as latest industry news and reports from around Europe, special reports include:

•  Cleaning aircraft at Heathrow

• Is Ebola a risk for Europe?

• Survey - washrooms around the world

• Focus on scrubber dryers

• Business - joining the apps

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Robot vacuum cleaner ‘eats’ woman's hair

4th of March 2015
Robot vacuum cleaner ‘eats’ woman's hair

Taking a nap on the floor while her robot vacuum cleaner took care of the housework turned out to be a bad idea for a South Korean resident.

She woke up in agony when the vacuum began sucking up her hair.

The vacuum stopped running a few minutes later and the unnamed 52-year-old was able to call the fire department of Changwon city where she

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‘Food staff should make hygiene decisions for themselves’: senator

2nd of March 2015
‘Food staff should make hygiene decisions for themselves’: senator

A US senator has suggested that restaurant employees should not be coerced into washing their hands after toilet visits.

And when referring to food preparation staff, North Carolina senator Thom Tillis provoked a row by saying: "Let them decide such issues".

Tillis, who opposes widespread regulation on businesses, made the comments during a

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Hand hygiene increases incidence of dermatitis among healthcare workers

27th of February 2015
Hand hygiene increases incidence of dermatitis among healthcare workers

A new study from The University of Manchester in the UK has revealed that the incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in healthcare workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections such as MRSA has taken hold.

Researchers from the University's Institute of Population Health studied reports voluntarily submitted by

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Cleaners break Tutankhamun’s burial mask - then glue it back together

23rd of February 2015
Cleaners break Tutankhamun’s burial mask - then glue it back together

Cleaners in Egypt have caused untold damage to the burial mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamun after knocking off the blue and gold braided beard, then gluing it back on again.

The pharaoh's 3,300-year-old mask has been left permanently damaged after the relic was hastily stuck together using epoxy glue at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Tutankhamun's tomb

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