23
Jun

THE BENEFITS OF OUR OPEN PLANT CLEANING SYSTEM.

At Ecowize, we are proud to be on the forefront in developing and pioneering the Open Plant Cleaning (OPC) market in South Africa. We believe Open Plant Cleaning systems are an essential tool to ensure consistent and maintained hygiene standards across food and beverage processors. That’s why we have over 100 processing facilities using our trusted technology on a day-today

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27
May

LET US GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE BEST PRACTICE FOR BIOSECURITY

Most people enjoy food without considering the actions involved to ensure that the food is safe to eat. We take it for granted, without thinking about the hard work that farmers across South Africa put in to farming. At Ecowize, we’re passionate about our role in helping those farmers ensure food safety – from farm to fork. So how do

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29
Apr

KEEPING SAFETY ON THE MENU: WHY FOOD SAFETY MATTERS – by Lerina van Zyl

The world we live in today is unlike the one we lived in 10 years ago. Whilst developments in technology and the rapid expansion of the food industry has made food more accessible and multi-faceted than ever; it is becoming increasingly harder to protect a fast-growing supply of food from the many risks faced by the industry. More than 200

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5
Apr

IN UNUSUAL TIMES, WE CHOOSE BUSINESS AS USUAL

The training and development of our most valuable resource, our people, is a necessity, not a nice-to-have. Often, in times of crisis and uncertainty, training and skills development is one of the first things to go, in an effort to centralise focus on survival. But for us, investment in our people is the very definition of business as usual. You

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25
Feb

STEP UP YOUR SHUTDOWN: HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR PLANT’S DOWNTIME

Running a plant or factory is a balancing act, with so much going on and many different and moveable parts coming into the equation. So what’s our suggestion for using your time wisely? Well, bring us in when you have other planned shutdowns (whether for maintenance or equipment enhancements) and maximise your downtime. Two birds, one shutdown. At Ecowize, we

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4
Feb

NOT ALL BRUSHES ARE MADE EQUAL: WHY BRUSHWARE MATTERS

We all know the saying, “a new broom sweeps clean.” Well, with the benefit of today’s modern expertise and experience, there’s a lot more to the most hygienic solution than just ‘new’. Added to that, “clean” isn’t what it used to be! “As with sanitisation, there’s more to planning your brushware than meets the eye,” says Tarryn Onions, Business and

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1
Feb

HOW CLEAN IS “CLEAN”? BUILDING ON THE BASICS TO STRIKE THE PERFECT BALANCE.

How do you know when a space or surface is “clean”? Unfortunately, the human eye is not equipped to see at a microscopic level. It’s also not feasible to walk around and clinically test hygiene on all surfaces and equipment on a daily basis. That’s why it is absolutely crucial to ensure that you have the right procedures, equipment and

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7
Jan

DECONTAMINATING TO CURB CONTAMINATION

As a company committed to applying best practices and following the latest protocols, we have established a special Covid-19 decontamination taskforce. Our agile team is trained to decontaminate any business, across all sectors, to align with world-standard protocols. With many businesses going back to work in accordance with the new revised lockdown level 3, and, with an abundance of headlines

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25
Nov

ONCE-OFF CLEANING: ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Getting ready for an audit?  This inevitably takes months of  preparation, and often includes incorporating once-off services in your cleaning protocols to help mitigate the long-term risks to your business, and to ensure the audit is a success. Partnering with a highly trained and accredited health and sanitation expert such as Ecowize, can help ensure audit readiness. Here, Cilna Roux

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23
Oct

Cleaning Chemical Residues as a potential food chemical hazard – why it is important to follow the recommended instructions! By The Centre for Food Safety, Stellenbosch University

The Centre for Food Safety is a one-of-a-kind applied food science research consortium comprised of Stellenbosch University and the Food Industry. Our food safety team at Ecowize, participated in their chemical hazard series of articles. Before any chemical can be used in the food and beverage industry, the chemical needs to be independently verified as fit for purpose and toxicologically

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COVID 19 Update