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May 24, 2016

Why is Food Hygiene So Important for Businesses?

Having a strong understanding of food hygiene is essential if you have a business that manufactures or sells food products, because there are strict laws and regulations concerning this. Regulation (EC) NO.852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs and The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 state the necessary hygiene requirements for all businesses in the food industry. One of the key requirements of these laws is that you must be able to show that when you make or sell food it is safe to eat. To be able to do this, you have to demonstrate that you have food safety management procedures in place and that these are based on the principles of 'hazard analysis and critical control point' (HACCP).

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But, what does all of this mean? Well, it sounds quite complicated, but it isn’t really. All it means is that you need to look at your business, decide what potential hazards there could be, and put procedures in place to control these hazards. Food related hazards in business can mean: the growth of harmful bacteria on food if it is kept at the wrong temperature for too long, cleaning products getting into food, and broken glass getting into food. Hazards like these can happen at any stage of your business process, from manufacturing to serving it to your customer.

So, where do PVC Door Curtains come into all of this? Well, Strip Curtains Direct sell a wide variety of PVC Strip Doors that can help to prevent food hygiene hazards in a food storage or manufacturing facility. For example, one of our most popular products is our Anti-Insect PVC Door Curtains. One thing that the Food Standard Agency in Britain state is that any businesses who deal with food should take steps to minimise air-borne contaminants and undertake good food hygiene practices, including pest control. Our Anti-Insect PVC Strips have been developed with the use of oil of citronella, a natural repellent for flying insects. It is also yellow in colour, another feature that is disliked by pests therefore creating protective barrier against pests and flying insects that is second to none.

In addition, we supply a range of Anti-Microbial PVC Strip Doors that have been developed in collaboration with SteriTouch Ltd and Vinyl Compound Limited. These PVC Door Curtains are manufactured using a unique anti-microbial PVC strip, which are really useful for businesses which need to control hygiene levels, such as those in the food processing industry.

Another popular product that we stock is our Super Polar Grade PVC Curtain Kits, which are manufactured specifically for use in cold stores, freezer rooms, and refrigerated vehicles. These plastic strips are suitable for temperatures from -55c to +25c and can be used to stabilise temperature in a certain .

For more information on our wide range of PVC door curtains, including ones that are suitable for those business in the food industry, please call us on 0333 999 7171 or email us at