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Hygienically designed 
cleaning tools

The BRC v8 and FSSC 22000 standards are global
food standards that both require cleaning
equipment to be of hygienic design.

As the global leader in the manufacture and supply of cleaning tools for use in the food industry, Vikan is always seeking to develop products that support better food safety and higher food quality. We’ve always been pioneers in this field, and our most recent innovations have focused strongly on incorporating hygienic design principles, as promoted in Europe through the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG), and in the US through 3A.

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Hygienic design principles cover everything from the materials used to the design of the equipment, with the aim of making them safe when in contact with food, and quicker and easier to clean and dry.

All Vikan colour-coded tools are made with EU and FDA food contact-compliant materials and all new products are developed on the basis of hygienic design principles. The award-winning Vikan UST brushware range is just one example of how we’ve taken the hygienic design of cleaning equipment to a new level.

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BRC v.8 (2018), Clause 4.11.6:
“Cleaning tools shall be hygienically designed and fit for purpose.”

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FSSC 22000, v.4 (2016), clause 11.2 (ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 (2013)):
“Tools and equipment shall be of hygienic design …”

Debra Smith,
Global Hygiene Specialist

“Hygienic design is fundamental to ensuring food safety. By incorporating hygienic design into our cleaning equipment, Vikan is once again pioneering developments in the food industry.”

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Ultra Safe Technology

Our Ultra Safe Technology (UST) line represents the pinnacle of hygienic cleaning tools for the food and beverage industry.

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