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Hygiene in food and beverage service

Innovative hygiene solutions for a wide range of industries to ensure high hygiene standards to protect staff, visitors, customers and business premises.

See how Initial can help food retail businesses deal with the risks of COVID-19 and keep employees and visitors protected from the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses.

Importance of hygiene in food and beverage service

Hygiene is of the utmost importance in food and beverage service. A high standard of hygiene must be practised at all times to ensure the food's safety. This includes proper handling of food, as well as maintaining clean and sanitised equipment and facilities. Food contamination can occur at any point in the food chain, from the farm to the table. Proper hygiene and sanitation practices can help prevent the spread of illness and disease by handling food. 

All employees in the food business must follow good personal hygiene practices, such as washing their hands frequently, keeping their work areas clean, and wearing appropriate protective clothing. This helps ensure that food is not contaminated during preparation and serving. 

In addition, regular cleaning and maintenance of equipment and facilities are necessary to prevent the buildup of dirt, germs, and bacteria. Overall, maintaining a high standard of hygiene in the food and beverage industry is crucial for the health and safety of customers and the business's success.

Personal hygiene in food and beverage service

Personal hygiene is an essential aspect of food and beverage service, as it helps ensure the food's safety. All employees in the food industry must follow good personal hygiene practices to prevent the spread of illness and disease through food handling. 

This includes washing hands frequently, especially after using the restroom and before handling food. Employees should also keep their work areas clean and free of clutter and wear appropriate protective clothing, such as hairnets and gloves. It is also essential for employees to avoid contaminating food by not touching their face, hair, or body while working. 

By following good personal hygiene practices, employees in the food and beverage industry can help prevent food contamination and ensure the safety of the food they are serving. In addition to personal hygiene, it is also vital for food and beverage establishments to maintain high standards of hygiene and sanitation in their facilities and equipment to prevent the spread of illness and protect the health of their customers.


Ensuring high levels of hygiene in food and beverage outlets

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

Data and scientific evidence back our industry-leading solutions. 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.

Entrances and exits

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.

In your whole facility

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

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.

Kitchens and fresh food counters

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.

Hygienic washrooms

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

Tills, self-service and payment areas

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..

Quality hygiene solutions to meet the needs of your customers’

With the Initial hygiene product solution, end-to-end premises needs are met to help protect the health of your customers and your employees.

Initial’s tailored hygiene solutions are expertly designed to meet the requirements of your business, so your clients’ premises remain hygienic and productive.

Hand hygiene

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

Surface hygiene

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

Air hygiene

Clean, safe air is more important than ever. Our air purification solutions can remove up to 99.9999% of airborne particles, including respiratory droplets.

Washroom hygiene

Our washroom solutions help enhance user experience and minimise the risk of cross-contamination throughout the facility.

myInitial: your online hygiene portal

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

Disrupt the journey of the germ 

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.

Watch the journey of the germ video to see how easily frequently touched surfaces can be a source of transmission to staff and customers.


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