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July 13, 2017


New Product Launch - Fly Screens

We are delighted to be able to announce that we have expanded our plastic curtains range to include fly screens. With all the hot weather, we have been enjoying recently, most of us have been flinging our windows open and throwing open the doors to get some much-needed air into the place. While this is fine within the home environment, it is not always so easy to do in an industrial establishment - especially if there is food involved. Open windows or doors means that not only can air get in, but flying insects can get in too.

standard fly screens

When flies land on uncovered food, they can leave un-hygienic pathogens behind that can cause diseases in humans. The most common diseases that have been linked to flying insects include: e Coli, Salmonella, Streptococci and meningitis - and these are definitely not things you want to be associated with if you own a restaurant or food preparation business.

There are two primary food hygiene laws in the UK - the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 and Regulation (EC) No.852 /2004 on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs. It is a legal requirement for businesses that deal with food to implement a food hygiene plan based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles -  and this includes having fly screens installed on windows and doors that open onto the outside. 

Installing fly screens on windows and doors means that you can still allow fresh air into the working air, keeping your employees happy - but you will also prevent flies, airborne seeds and other irritants into the workspace. Our new range of fly screens includes a canopy box insect screens, centre pivot fly screens, a chain winder fly screen system, a flexi-con window operating system, a sliding screen and a standard fly screen - so there is really something to suit every business.

We also have an extended range of fly screen doors as well - these will also allow air to flow into the building while keeping our unwanted elements, including leaves, dirt and birds. This is really important for not only food manufacturing facilities, but also facilities that process drugs, chemicals and other sensitive products. They can also be used on garage doorways to ensure that nothing gets in to sully the surface of newly painted cars either.

There are different types of fly screen door which are suitable for different applications - similar to fly screens - and the range we have includes a standard duty door, a heavy-duty door and a two-way door. The heavy-duty door, for example, is one where the standard mesh has been upgraded to stainless steel with a protective aluminium grill designed to stop the mesh being pushed out - making it the most suitable option for high traffic areas.

If you want to install a fly screen on your windows or doors so that your employees can enjoy fresh air in the summer while enjoying reliable insect control, then please give us a call on 0333 999 7171 or email us on sales@stripcurtainsdirect.co.uk