Hygiene safety - a hot topic 14.09.2011
New hygiene certificate for hotel and kitchen laundry - We have seen how microorganisms, bacteria, viruses and germs can sometimes be very dangerous for people even in our modern society, as in the case of EHEC and the like. The most effective protection against them is to take the necessary hygiene precautions. This is particularly important in the hotel and restaurant industry, where increased global mobility and the ever-growing movement of goods pose all kinds of challenges in terms of cleanliness and hygiene. more ...
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The new hygiene certificate for hotel and kitchen laundry ensures maximum hygiene safety for laundry customers. Commercial laundries holding RAL Quality Certification Mark 992/2 and 992/3 can request the certificate from the German Certification Association for Professional Textile Services, provided that they process their laundry in accordance with the disinfecting washing procedures listed by the Robert Koch Institute.
View through a microscope of two E.coli bacteria
Highly virulent and dangerous pathogens like EHEC occur quite regularly and make consumers anxious.
The RAL Quality Certification Mark for Professional Textile Services effectively stands for hygiene and quality in the commercial sector. It is awarded by the German Certification Association for Professional Textile Services, subject to compliance with specific requirements, and is enjoying growing international acceptance.
Dr. Klaus-Dieter Zastrow, senior consultant at the Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Technology in Berlin
"Hotelcheck Hygiene" is regarded as an award for outstanding housekeeping. This quality mark is awarded by the International Association for the Testing of Hotel Hygiene subject to compliance with the required regulations.
The quick testing kit for bacteria developed by the Hohenstein Institute enables the microbiological contamination of water supply systems to be inspected quickly and reliably, so that the hygiene status can be constantly monitored.
Left: Results of the Hohenstein quick test on microbiologically pure water
Right: The quick test kit shows a change of colour due to increased levels of bacteria (>100 CFU/ml)
Picture: Hohenstein Institute