RAMON HYGIENE PRODUCTS ARE ABLE TO OFFER A VARIETY OF HIGH QUALITY, FOOD SAFE CLEANING PRODUCTS WHICH ARE ESSENTIAL FOR FOOD SERVICE AND CATERING CLEANING!
GUIDE TO COLOUR CODING
Colour coded cleaning is the process of designating colours to equipment for use within a particular area. This reduces the risk of cross contamination and spread of germs and bacteria which improves hygiene standards.
All catering businesses have a legal requirement to sell safe food. They are required to have in place a food safety management system based on HACCP principles to assess risks and control food safety hazards. Having a colour coded cleaning regime is a key part of this standard.
Originally developed by The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) is a universal colour code chart which is recommended for use within the cleaning industry.
In order to remove stubborn marks such as dried on food when washing dishes or even surfaces, then an abrasive cleaning material is often required.
For medium to heavy duty cleaning tasks a traditional flat green scouring pad is often perfect for the job.
When absorbency is needed in addition to the occasional abrasive qualities, then a sponge scourer is often the best solution.
METAL SCOURERS & SOAP PADS
A commercial kitchen environment often requires a more robust abrasive material. Metal scourers are the ideal choice, they are great for removing tough grease and baked on food.
Galvanised steel scourers are available in a variety of sizes from the smaller 15g to the extra large 86g. Stainless Steel Scourers give the added benefit that they will not rust when left in water for extended periods. Copper scourers also will not rust, but have the added benefit of being naturally antibacterial. Metal wool soap filled pads are provide a convenient solution, as they contain a cleaning agent for ease of use.
It is vital that all surfaces (including surfaces of equipment) in areas where food is handled, must be cleaned thoroughly before and after food is prepared.
Colour coded all purpose cloths are a great way of maintaining hygiene standards as they can be disposed of after use for high risk areas. Often combined with chemicals and a colour coded trigger spray for disinfection purposes.
We have recently launched a NEW allergen all purpose cloth which is colour coded purple for best practice cleaning when preparing allergen free food. Click here to find out more about the importance of allergen cleaning.
An essential product for any kitchen be that commercial or domestic. It is always important to have products which can be used for drying, polishing and in certain scenarios is heat resistant.
- Check Tea Towel: An economy towel used for dish drying
- Rice weave: Excellent absorbency and durability
- Catering Tea Towels: Used for glass polishing. Also used by waiting staff for taking hot plates out of the kitchen to the customer
- Cotton Twill: Heavy duty towel
Microfibre cloths give quicker results & are more effective than conventional cloths. If cared for correctly they are also a very economical choice as each cloth can be laundered hundreds of times.
Microfibre is highly absorbent and leaves surfaces clean and smear free which makes them ideal for cleaning high gloss surfaces such as mirrors and glass. Microfibre can remove up to 99.9% of bacteria from surfaces and a great choice for cleaning most surfaces.
There is no need to use chemicals as they clean with just water making them very environmentally friendly.
In a professional kitchen environment it is important to have the correct protective equipment. Ramon hygiene are able to provide just that.
Protect your clothes with our striped butchers style catering aprons, available in blue, red, green and white. When heat resistance is required we have a selection of oven cloths and gloves which are certified to meet the latest PPE regulations. Where protection from the harsh effect of chemicals and hot water are required then Ramon ProGuard Catering Gloves are ideal. Not only can these be used for cleaning purposes they are also certified as food safe and can be used when handling and preparing food.
Sweeping the floor is an essential part of any cleaning regime and important procedure to undertake prior to mopping. Ramon’s Colour coded brooms are ideal for sweeping up fine particles on smooth floors.
Our food safe deck scrubbing broom is great for removing dirt and stubborn marks from floors and cleaning under kitchen units.
Hygiene squeegees are designed for sweeping liquids on smooth or tiled surfaces.
Mopping is an integral part of any cleaning regime which ensures a sanitary environment and reduces the potential for slip accidents caused by floor contamination.
Traditional socket mops are ideal for small to medium areas whereas Kentucky mops are generally used to clean larger areas.
Ramon Hygiene mops are manufactured in the UK to meet the CHSA mop standard. This standard ensures that you always receive exactly what you have paid for.
SANITARY CLEANING EQUIPMENT
All items, fittings and equipment that food touches must be cleaned effectively and where necessary disinfected frequently enough to avoid any risk to health.
Wet wipes are a convenient and effective product for maintaining hygiene standards.
An essential product for any kitchen should be our sanitising probe wipe. Designed to clean and sanitise probes and utensils prior to contact with food stuffs. All of our food service wipes are QUAT & PHMB free which is a key part of the Biocidal Products Regulation.