Unique products for unique challenges
Food safety and the avoidance of cross contamination is a key driver behind the stringent hygiene rules and health and safety legislation that is directed at the retail sector. It is also a major management concern as a failure in compliance could result in damage to brand integrity and the company's reputation.
Visible and hygienic cleanliness
A supermarket is a showcase where spotlessly clean windows, floors, shelves, display cases and refrigeration units will enhance the customer experience, while food preparation and serving areas require a hygienically clean environment to comply with regulations.
Vikan's retail solution includes microfibre mops and cloths that remove 99.9% of all microbes, and significantly higher levels of dust and dirt from surfaces than traditional cleaning. In addition, with microfibres there is no build up of the sticky chemical residue on which microbes thrive on hard to reach areas, such as behind shelving or under units.
The pre-prepared damp mops are more efficient at cleaning soiled areas than wet mops and remove the need to lift heavy buckets of water. As they leave surfaces dry, they are safer too; routine cleaning or spillage removal will not inconvenience customers and staff, and the damp areas where microbes breed are also eliminated.
Avoid cross contamination
Vikan's colour-coding system is specifically designed to lower the risk of cross contamination from microbes or ingredients. The system ensures that fully coloured tools used in segregated food preparation areas are kept visibly separate, as are those used on the shop floor or in washing and toilet facilities.
Preventing cross contamination is a HACCP requirement but implementing systematic cleaning and sanitizing procedures will also increase shelf life, reduce spoilage and returns, enhance customer relations and improve employee health.
Achieving higher levels of hygienic cleanliness is a time consuming task, but Vikan's easy-to-use system ensures even inexperienced operators can spend their time effectively. Each self-contained trolley is equipped with specially selected, pre-prepared washable mops and cloths that can be deployed for use on a specific area of the shop floor or for a designated task, while our colour-coded hanging brackets mean the right tools are always on hand where needed.