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Washing workwear at home, a risky business

Washing workwear at home, a risky business

Washing professional clothing at home may seem like a simple and obvious solution. Whether for workwear, chefswear, hospital uniforms… In reality, however, scientific publications indicate that textiles can be a carrier of infections, especially in times of Corona. That is why it is important to understand why workwear should be washed in a professional laundry […]

Cool solution for PPE lengthens textile life

Cool solution for PPE lengthens textile life

A recent study in Europe has shown that the personal protective equipment (PPE) segment is growing fast in the total market for textile rental services, due to increasing public interest in risk prevention. Fulfilling its role as an innovator, Christeyns had already jumped on the bandwagon in 2016 with the launch of its ‘Cool Chemistry […]

Campylobacter, the bacteria responsible for most food-borne diseases

Campylobacter, the bacteria responsible for most food-borne diseases

“Campylobacter, the discreet bacterium” is the title of the new book published by Betelgeux, in which seven experts specialised in different areas tackle the most relevant issues related to food safety and controlling Campylobacter spp. Campylobacter was first described in 1886 by the German paediatrician and bacteriologist Theodore Escherich as curved or spiral bacteria present in the colon […]

Construction project for a new plant: Basic aspects related to the hygiene of facilities

Construction project for a new plant: Basic aspects related to the hygiene of facilities

Hygiene is essential to achieve safe and good quality food. Hygiene practices must be efficient at all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption, in order to avoid errors that may cause foodborne diseases or alterations that reduce their useful life. In the European Union, health regulations on food have a strongly preventive […]

Cleaning and disinfection in the beverage industry: CIPs and use of peroxide-peracetic

Cleaning and disinfection in the beverage industry: CIPs and use of peroxide-peracetic

In food industries, in addition to producing the largest possible number of processed food units, they must be of adequate quality. In this sense, they must be safe, not produce any toxicity to the people consuming them, and maintain the physical-chemical and organoleptic characteristics in all lots throughout their commercial life. An important aspect is […]

Escherichia Coli: characteristics, pathogenicity and prevention

Escherichia Coli: characteristics, pathogenicity and prevention

Escherichia coli bacterium was initially isolated and described by the German pediatrician Escherich in 1885, who proved its existence as a regular host in the intestine. He named it Bacterium coli commune, which can be translated as “common colon bacteria”. In 1919 Castellani and Chalmers gave it its definitive name in homage to Escherich. Escherichia quickly became […]

Importance of training in the field of Food Safety

Importance of training in the field of Food Safety

Food safety has become an aspect of primary importance in a globalised world, where economic benefits in search of food quality and safety predominate in most cases. Clear examples of this are the latest food crises that have taken place worldwide. While food safety consists in ensuring the population’s adequate nutrition in some countries, in […]

Peracetic acid (PAA): Broad-spectrum and low-residue biocide

Peracetic acid (PAA): Broad-spectrum and low-residue biocide

Cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting are three essential processes in the food industry. Three actions whose objective is ensuring food safety, thus preventing food poisoning, in addition extending the products’ commercial life. Out of these three sanitation phases in the food industry, based on its importance, we will focus our attention on the disinfection of surfaces […]

Your delicate garments are in good hands

Your delicate garments are in good hands

Have you ever had the thought, usually accompanied by a sinking feeling of foreboding, “how on Earth am I going to get this clean again ?”. Success in cleaning delicate textiles lies, above all, in taking the right decision on how to process the dirty textile. When the textile comes in, it is inspected for […]

Residues of quaternary ammonium compounds in food

Residues of quaternary ammonium compounds in food

Quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC) are active biocide substances widely used in disinfectants utilised in the food industry to sanitise surfaces and facilities. Its main use derives from its properties: They have a broad biocide spectrum, being effective against the most common pathogens in the food industry They are safe when properly handled by operators They […]

Staphylococcus aureus in the food industry

Staphylococcus aureus in the food industry

Bacteria commonly found in the environment, present in food industries on floors, tools and surfaces and in water and air…, they can live in humans and animals. They are one of the most resistant non-spore-forming pathogens and can survive for long periods of time in low humidity environments. They grow between 7ºC up to 47.8ºC, […]

Archaea: A microbiological world yet to be discovered

Archaea: A microbiological world yet to be discovered

It is a group of prokaryotic morphology unicellular microorganisms (without nucleus), which are part of one of the three great living beings’ domains: archaea, bacteria and eukaryotes. Archaea are microscopic organisms, (size between 0.1 μm to more than 15 μm), which may have flagella. Their cells are surrounded by a cover (cell wall) with membrane […]