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Debra Smith - Global Hygiene Specialist

Manual cleaning has never been more important

Advice to hotels, restaurants and catering (HoReCa) establishments on hygiene measures prior to re-opening.

Debra Smith - Global Hygiene Specialist

COVID-19 : Protecting key food industry workers from infection

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on us all. To ensure the continued provision of key products and services at this time, governments around the world have identified ‘key workers’ whose activities are critical to the COVID-19 response.

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Debra Smith - Global Hygiene Specialist

GFSI Benchmarking Requirements

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) brings together key actors of the food industry to collaboratively drive continuous improvement in food safety management systems around the world.

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Amit Kheradia - Education and Technical Support Manager

Food Handling Utensils as Pieces in the Food Safety Puzzle

Food handling utensils like buckets, scoops, scrapers, and shovels play an essential role in food processing environments. As food contact surfaces themselves, food handling utensils should possess characteristics that enhance food safety rather than create additional risks.

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Stine Lønnerup Bislev - Hygiene and Compliance Manager

Why should your cleaning tools and utensils be colour coded?

Why should your cleaning tools and utensils be colour coded? It is a question we’re often asked, even though it makes sense to many. Here is how we answer the question.

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Debra Smith - Global Hygiene Specialist

Control of foreign bodies from cleaning equipment and utensils

This blog post provides information on selection and maintenance of food industry cleaning tools and utensils, with regard to minimising the risk of product contamination by foreign bodies.

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Carsten Bo Pedersen - Managing Director

Satisfaction survey results – and a big ‘Thank you’!

Customer satisfaction is a top priority at Vikan, and every couple of years we put ourselves to the test by asking our customers how they think we’re doing.

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Andy Freer - National Sales Manager, UK

Vikan launches complete concept for facilities cleaning segment

Vikan is launching a complete concept – including training, dedicated tools and pre-configured trolleys – to help facility management setups improve their cleaning operations.

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Matt Rumble - Area Sales Manager

Outstanding Ultra Safe Technology cleaning standard

Easy to clean Vikan Ultra Safe Technology products have delivered an outstanding cleaning standard for a large UK deli and meats manufacturer.

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Krister Johansson - Area Sales Manager - Sweden

Dealing with glass debris in food processing operations

Food industry customers often ask us about the best way to clean up glass breakages and the resulting debris. Fortunately, Vikan has experienced Customer Service and Technical Sales Teams, and a dedicated Hygiene Team ready to help you with good practical advice about this.

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Derk Brumma - Sales Manager Germany

Consistency counts for hygiene management at Refresco

Cross-plant colour coding for hygiene equipment boosts effectiveness in four Refresco beverage bottling plants in Germany.

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Debra Smith - Global Hygiene Specialist

Optimise your allergen control through use of colour

How to minimise allergen cross-contamination using colour-coded equipment and colour-coded site segregation.

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Krister Johansson - Area Sales Manager - Sweden

Vikan top-adjustable handle – for those in the know!

Over the years I have heard so many spontaneous testimonies from real professionals who spend several hours a day with a mop in their hands and who really know what they are talking about – people who know what sets a truly great mop handle apart from the rest.

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Lotte Jensen - Marketing Project Manager

Testing confirms extremely low microplastic shedding

Microplastic shedding is a gaining attention in environmental circles. To find out how much our products shed – in case research eventually finds that this is harmful to the environment – we enlisted a reputable German research company to put our products to the test. See the...

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Debra Smith - Global Hygiene Specialist

BRC v8 hygiene requirements and how Vikan can help

This Blog lists the hygiene requirements within BRC issue 8 and provides information about how Vikan can help with each.

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Andy Freer - National Sales Manager, UK

Technology tops tradition at Liverpool hospital

Vikan microfibre technology proves popular – and effective – for chemical-free cleaning at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

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Stine Lønnerup Bislev - Hygiene and Compliance Manager

Vikan DoCs – proof of food-contact-safe cleaning tools

Vikan Declarations of Compliance(DoC) are your guarantee that Vikan plastic cleaning equipment and food handling tools contain no toxic substances that could contaminate food. Vikan DoCs are clear, easy to read and always up to date.

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Dr Phil Voysey - Section Manager, Microbiology Department, Campden BRI

Cleaning equipment and its importance in the control of Listeria in food production

Get valuable insights from Dr. Phil Voysey to where to look for listeria in a food production and how to prevent cleaning tools from cross contaminating. Learn more about listeria and read Dr. Phil Voysey’s blog post here.

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Lotte Jensen - Marketing Project Manager

Vikan - the story behind the name

Ever wondered what the Vikan name means, and where it comes from? Here’s the answer

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Lotte Jensen - Marketing Project Manager

What’s in a brush?

What’s in a brush? Well, it’s a question we take very seriously – and quite literally. As a matter of fact, you can trace the entire 120-year history of our company by examining the materials that comprise the products we make.

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Lotte Jensen - Marketing Project Manager

The origins of Vikan’s approach to innovation

In his memoir, Life and Works, Vikan founder A.P. Pedersen recounts a number of experiences from the company’s earliest days and reflects upon these as an older man looking back on his life. Some of the stories he tells seem to have a special resonance for us at Vikan. They ha...

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Lotte Jensen - Marketing Project Manager

Vikan, technology and people

There is no doubt that Vikan’s 120 years of growth – and the company’s current position as global market leader – are closely linked to technology.

Andy Freer - National Sales Manager, UK

Andy Freer talks compliance at Foodex

Andy Freer, Vikan’s Sales Manager for the UK Market, presented his recommendations for GFSI scheme cleaning tool compliance to a receptive audience during the recent Foodex 2018 exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham. Get Andy's top recommendations for how to avoid cross-contaminat...

Stine Lønnerup Bislev - Hygiene and Compliance Manager

Listeria, its most common hideouts, and where to clean

If you produce chilled, ready-to-eat foods, you’ll need to know where you have to clean to avoid food contamination. This post details the most common Listeria hideouts – and how to clean for this dangerous bacteria.

Matt Rumble - Area Sales Manager

BRC Food Safety Europe 2018 a hit for all

The annual event in London proved a great opportunity for food industry employees, safety experts and product manufacturers from across the continent to share information about the latest research, product innovation and market challenges.

Debra Smith - Global Hygiene Specialist

Maximise Global Food Safety Scheme compliance

Find out what Global Food Safety Schemes, including BRC, FSSC 22000, and SQF, say about cleaning tool selection, use and maintenance requirements, and how you can optimise your cleaning tool audit compliance

Debra Smith - Global Hygiene Specialist

Vikan & BRC – working in partnership to promote food safety

Deb Smith, Global Hygiene Specialist, shares why and how Vikan supports the BRC, Worldwide.

Cedric Reynier - Marketing Manager, France

Benefit from the full Vikan experience with a Vikan site survey

Today, the best way to make your investment in Vikan profitable is to have a customised site survey carried out. In sectors with high hygiene requirements, such as food preparation environments, the inspection of cleaning equipment is essential in any effective hygiene man...

Andy Freer - National Sales Manager, UK

Can you afford not to attend the next Food Industry Exhibition?

In a world where we are all seem to be busier, both personally and professionally, it is very easy to say “I have not got time to go to that exhibition that I planned to visit”. But can you really afford not to? Get the full overview of the events we are attending during 2018.

Debra Smith - Global Hygiene Specialist

What can our expert Hygiene Team do for you?

At the centre of our work with food safety and hygiene is our dedicated Hygiene Department. Find out what they can do for you!

Andy Freer - National Sales Manager, UK

What makes Vikan different?

During our travels and many site visits, we are often asked: "What makes Vikan different from our competitors?" Well, the short answer is our company’s purpose.

Cedric Reynier - Marketing Manager, France

Buckets, buckets everywhere

Don’t rush. Take a breath and start paying careful attention to the buckets used in the food and beverage sector.

Alasdair Scott - Area Sales Manager – Scotland, Ireland and Northern England

Efficient and Effective Wall cleaning in your factory

When it comes to cleaning walls in your factory, forget hiring a cherry picker and scrubbing with hand cloths, Vikan have a solution which will remove dirt easily and effectively in a short space of time.

Lotte Jensen - Marketing Project Manager

Do your brushes clog?

Read Vikan’s recommendations on how to avoid this frustrating problem.

Debra Smith - Global Hygiene Specialist

Understanding bristle fixation in food industry brushware

Vikans UST brushware reduces bristle loss and helps protect your business from foreign body complaints – read more.

Alasdair Scott - Area Sales Manager – Scotland, Ireland and Northern England

Hygiene Tool Storage – what’s right for you?

Storage of cleaning equipment is a hot topic within the food industry and quite rightly so! What are the best options available for you?

Mads Lodahl - Regional Export Manager

Did you know that the majority owner of Vikan supports scientific research in diabetes and cancer?

Are you also wondering how a Danish rooted manufacturing company of cleaning tools and solutions and scientific research in diabetes and cancer are correlated?

Lotte Jensen - Marketing Project Manager

Which squeegee do I choose?

Finding the right Vikan squeegee for the right job helps you raise hygiene standards as well as boosting your employees’ job satisfaction.

Stine Lønnerup Bislev - Hygiene and Compliance Manager

What should you look for in a Declaration of Compliance?

What information is mandatory in a Declaration of Compliance (DoC)? The nine items you need in a DoC.

Andy Freer - National Sales Manager, UK

Is your Vikan bucket half full, or half empty?

Here at Vikan providing the best customer service and customer experience is at the heart of everything that we do. We don’t want our distributors or end users feeling like their Vikan bucket is half empty due to a disappointing experience with us. We strive for that bucket to...