Ensuring that food and drink production environments are hygienically clean is paramount to reduce risks to the health of your customers and your reputation.
Bacteria typically thrive in warm, moist, environments, particularly where high-risk produce has passed through or where cross-contamination has occured. Harmful bacteria known as resilient bacterium, such as Listeria, can survive in hotter or colder conditions outside the safe zone, increasing the level of risk.
Bacteria can thrive on all surfaces, which is why it is a huge issue for those in the food & drink industry. But how does this relate to your environment? Bacteria will thrive on:
Cross-contamination is the major cause of health risks within the food & drink industry. It all starts at the cleaning stage where bacteria is transferred onto the product from the cleaning surface. Pathogens like Listeria could then be transferred when the brush is used elsewhere. This can lead to stoppages and delays that can severely affect your end user and your business.
What is the answer to combat these risks?
"The most common cause of food poisoning is Campylobacter, which is thought to be responsible for around 280,000 illnesses and over 100 deaths every year in the UK.*"
*Food Standards Agency
The answer is to use Hillbrush Anti-Microbial cleaning tools. Our cleaning products are designed for areas that require exceptionally high standards of cleanliness and due diligence in controlling bacterial contamination. Using chemicals in cleaning is common, but using it alone is not an effective method.
The Anti-Microbial additive starts working immediately and is your second line of defence. The technology is constantly working between cleans and reduces 80% of the bacteria on the product after just 15 minutes.
Our products supply you with permanent protection from the spread of harmful bacteria.
Manual cleaning is still key, so the right equipment is vital.
Our product range is available in 6 different colours that are ideal for workplace organisation and segregation to avoid cross-contamination further. Our products are vigorously tested, and testing has confirmed that our cleaning tools are tough and durable with permanent Biomaster protection. Testing has also showed that the Biomaster technology inhibits the growth of bacteria uo to 99.9% when tested against ISO 22196:2011.
Hillbrush Anti-Microbial not only protects against harmful microbes being transferred via cleaning equipment, but also provides extra filament security in our Resin-Set DRS® (dual retention system), preventing the loss of filaments from brushes into the produce.
Insist on Resin-Set DRS® Brushware and get only they best.
Keeping your environment clean and hygienic is one thing, but ensuring that your cleaning tools are also organised provides another layer of protection. Use Hillbrush workplace organisation to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
For compete workplace organisation and optimum hygiene, Hillbrush offer Anti-Microbial shadow boards.
Our Anti-Microbial shadow boards are made from food approved plastic that has been infused with the same Biomaster technology as our Anti-Microbial products. They are extremely durable and provide the ultimate protection against contamination and the most advanced method of workplace organisation.
Our Dibond boards are a cost-effective alternative, with strong aluminium laminate and solid polypropylene core, suitable for high-traffic areas. A standard Dibond board is 3mm thick and features a wipe-clean surface to help prevent the build up of dirt.
Hillbrush was established by brothers Fred and Bill Coward in 1922. The company began in the small rural town of Mere, Wiltshire.
It originally specialised in dairy and agricultural brushes, but within a few years many of the streets were being swept with brushes made by Hillbrush.
Hillbrush originally specialised in making wooden backed brushes and is still one of the largest manufacturers of wooden brushes in the world. Through innovation and product development we were successfully able to introduce a range of plastic backed brushes for the food and drink industries. Our unrivalled experience and expertise has contributed to our prolonged success, with Hillbrush now producing over 2 million brushes yearly across more than three thousand different products, to over 90 countries across the globe. We look forward to introducing more customers to our vast product range in the years ahead.
Hillbrush is one of a few UK-based manufacturers of brushware and hygienic cleaning tools. Our factory is located in the small town of Mere, in the south-west corner of Wiltshire, 100 miles west of London. Our passion for innovation and continual product development meant that space at our old factory on Woodlands Road became limited, so we developed and built a new, larger factory and warehouse at Norwood Park off the A303. The redevelopment took place in 2016. Find out more.