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Hygiene services for food retail businesses

Innovative hygiene solutions to help food retail businesses ensure high hygiene standards to protect staff, customers and equipment to ensure food safety.

Good washroom facilities are also vital in creating a pleasant shopping experience and are important factors in your customers' decision to return. Customers often expect a minimum standard of cleanliness in a public washroom and if facilities are poor, it can negatively reflect on your brand image, reduce the length of stay and spend and ultimately drive people away.

We also understand the need to support value and help with expenditure control. The need for quality, differentiated solutions and services which are robust and improve efficiency. And a trusted partner who is reliable, can respond quickly and reduce the management burden.

Supporting food retail businesses during the coronavirus pandemic

With innovative hygiene expertise, Initial can help food retail businesses deal with the effects of COVID-19 and keep employees protected from the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses.

Reassure employees and customers that your premises are not just clean, but hygienically safe too.

Read our return to work ebook for help getting your office ready for the ‘new normal’.

We offer disinfection services, though our sister company Rentokil, tailored to your office’s needs.

Ensuring high levels of hygiene in food retail 
 

As the world-leading hygiene experts, Initial helps businesses minimise the risk of infections being passed on via surfaces, hands and air. Our integrated hygiene solutions enable high levels of hygiene to be maintained and reduce risks for staff and customers.

Our industry-leading solutions are backed by data and scientific evidence. We provide innovations such as intelligent no-touch dispensers, industry-leading consumables and highly effective air hygiene solutions that can help protect the health and safety of your customers and staff.

An award-winning range of hand hygiene products, as well as hand soaps and sanitisers, formulated to be highly effective against bacteria and viruses.

Our surface hygiene services disinfect and sanitise surfaces, equipment and floors with effective solutions that can kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses.

Clean, safe air is more important than ever. Our air purification solutions can remove up to 99.85% of airborne particles including respiratory droplets.

Discover our easy-to-use online customer portal that supports hygiene management of single or multiple sites.

Good hygiene practice is vital to the health of your staff and customers
 

Shops and supermarkets with restaurants and cafés all operate in a transient – often high-traffic – business group. Here, close contact between customers, staff and surfaces makes the spread of pathogens more likely and increases the risk of infection.

Good hygiene practices are essential for disrupting the transmission of germs and protecting premises and the people in them from further risks, especially at cross-contamination hotspots.

Germs can be brought into your business by customers or staff. Hand sanitisers that kill germs can be positioned in the most convenient locations, such as entry points, to promote frequent use.

High levels of footfall, close contact between people and surfaces, and the storage of different food and materials mean that surface hygiene and air care solutions across your facility are vital to help avoid the spread of germs.

Frequently touched objects such as door handles, clothes hangers and shopping trolleys can facilitate cross-contamination. Surface hygiene solutions can reduce risks of infection by sanitising these touchpoints.

Toilet seats, sinks and flush handles can transmit germs. Regularly sanitise surfaces. All female washrooms should be well-provisioned with feminine hygiene facilities.

Conveyor belts, bagging areas, self-service containers, payment screens and card readers can harbour germs. Self-serve sprays and wipes and hand sanitisers can kill bacteria and viruses in these areas to help reduce germ transmission.

Staff working in kitchens, food preparation areas and fresh-food counters can transmit bacteria and viruses onto equipment, surfaces and the food itself – compromising food safety. Effective hand hygiene facilities and surface hygiene programmes are crucial in these locations.

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Deliver effective, proven and science-led hygiene solutions which also help to offer visible evidence that your premises are hygienically safe.

People now have a far greater expectation of what needs to be provided for their safety at work

Filtering pathogens from the air will be a necessary first step to prevent infection, reduce ill-health and keep you safe at work.

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