Tip of the Week

It is a legal requirement for your kitchen sanitiser to comply with BS EN 1276 or BS EN 13697.  This will be written on the label.

These BS EN numbers are evidence that the chemical has been tested to kill all the main bacteria within a certain time frame.  Your sanitiser must show the contact time on the label.

We recommend that you use a sanitiser with a 30 second contact time.  If you use one with a longer contact time, make sure you leave the sanitiser on for that longer time.

This means that, when following a 2 stage cleaning procedure, you only need to leave the sanitiser on the surface for 30 seconds for all the main bacteria to be killed

  1. Spray surface with sanitiser and wipe with blue roll to clean
  2. Spray again with sanitiser, wait for the specified contact time to sanitise, then dry with clean blue roll.

Alert

When decanting chemicals, it is a requirement under the COSHH Regulations that the bottled is correctly labelled with the chemical in the bottle.  So if you put sanitiser in a different spray bottle, you must put a label on the bottle saying what is in it.

Weekly Food Fact

October is a good month for squashes. Butternut Squash is a popular vegetable, full of vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting antioxidants. It is also low-calorie and rich in fibre.