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TOMORROW’S CLEANING AUGUST 09
Walkers have
good taste
WALKERS SNACK FOODS PUT VIKAN’S CLEANING
PRODUCTS AT THE TOP OF THEIR LIST.
“It is only Vikan’s cleaning tools and equipment The ergonomically
that we can really trust to be hygienically food designed,
safe” confirms Lynne Hawkins, Food Safety comprehensive
Specialist at the Leicester based Walkers Snack
range of Vikan’s food
Foods. Chris Bowen, Hygiene Manager at Initial
industry specific
Foodguard, on site contract cleaners, agrees.
‘high hygiene’ tools
“Safe, effective and long lasting, they are the
and equipment are
best. In fact, we use the Vikan range of
constructed in one
squeegees, brooms and brushes in most of our
piece from FDA
food sites.”
approved materials.
Producing both potato crisps and crackers,
The tools can be
Walkers at Leicester employs some 1,000
easily cleaned and
people working four shifts, seven days a disinfected at high
week, across the two production and temperatures.
warehousing sites.
“They’re comfortable
When their previous cleaning tools and to use; they’re
equipment failed them, Lynne Hawkins insisted very effective;
that only the high quality food safe Vikan range yellow for the fifty five strong Initial Foodguard
the cleaning results are excellent and we can
be installed. “Vikan tools are sturdily contract cleaning team, Vikan produced
trust them to be hygienically food safe”
constructed, durable and very hygienic.” product cards showing each cleaning tool and
both Lynne Hawkins and Chris Bowen agree.
Working closely with Lynne and her colleague,
what they should be used for.
“What’s more, the Vikan range, albeit slightly
Hygiene Specialist, Pete Bown, the Vikan team With the Initial Foodguard team spending eight
more pricey, actually offer excellent value
devised a colour coded plan for the Walker hours on a daily clean, each area is then
for money”.
sites. Not only would this substantially reduce responsible for ‘cleaning as they go’ making it
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any risk of bacterial cross contamination, it vital that the right equipment is always to
would also easily identify which tools should hand. Colour coded storage racks are
be used in which areas, eliminating misuse conveniently situated at each zone. Missing,
and ‘borrowing.’ With red for janitorial use, dirty or tools needing to be replaced can be
green and blue for the production zones and spotted immediately.
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