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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22
Sep

FOGGING VS MISTING: KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

Various techniques can be used in pest control, and it is crucial to understand which are suited for the type of infestation to be treated. Misting & fogging are often perceived as the same however, there exist differences in the size of the droplets and temperature for each method. Differences between Misting & Fogging Misting Droplet size ± 200 microns

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8
Sep

SEASONAL PEST CONTROL: PREPARATION IS BETTER THAN CURE – By Tracy Williams

Cape Town, September 2020: While mornings are still quite frosty September is the start of springtime, which means that, very soon, we will see the return of a pests and especially those seasonal such as flies. With lockdown restrictions eased and the return of regular third-party hygiene and sanitation audits, now is a crucial time to address periodic cleaning tasks

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20
Aug

A GUIDE TO LOG REDUCTION: ECOWIZE CHEMICALS

11
Aug

Establishing good hygiene behaviour – By Brett Osrin: African Cleaning Review

Ecowize CEO, Brett Osrin,  contributed to the latest edition of African Cleaning Review. Establishing good hygiene behaviour in schools and businesses is essential to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Read more below.

3
Aug

ONCE-OFF CLEANING SERVICES

As lockdown restrictions have eased and regular 3rd party hygiene and sanitation audits return, it is crucial to address periodic cleaning tasks that might have been neglected during the restrictive period. Ecowize offers once-off cleaning services to the food, beverage and other industries to assist your team and ensure that your facility is audit ready.  

29
Jul

How to start a career in essential services

As the world adjusts to a new normal, the importance and demand of skilled food safety specialists has increased exponentially. As an essential service, jobs in this industry will continue to expand and advance. With a variety of choices available, these careers should be top of mind for anyone looking for growth and upward mobility. As part of our Mandela

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20
Jul

WHAT THREE DECADES IN FOOD SAFETY HAS TAUGHT US. By Brett Osrin, CEO Ecowize

Ecowize is now 27 years old. We’ve been cleaning and sanitation specialists for close to three decades! Here are some highlights from our journey so far: Viro Clean was acquired in 1996 and rebranded to Ecowize In 2000, our Technical Director John Frodstrup – originally from ISS Food Services in Denmark – introduced a time-motion database, which was a game-changer

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8
Jul

ECOWIZE: A CASE STUDY IN SMART CLEANING

As a leading cleaning and sanitation company, Ecowize has consistently adopted a smart cleaning approach. And this case study – based on work by our US team at Ready to Eat (RTE) Meat Facility in Philadelphia – shows why. We posed the question, ‘is it possible to reduce the overall cost of sanitation and environmental impact, while improving staff welfare

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8
Jul

10 STEPS THAT CHANGED THE CLEANING INDUSTRY By Brett Osrin, CEO Ecowize

A structured methodology can entrench complex behavioural sequences into achievable steps. This is a powerful way to minimise mistakes and maximise efficiencies. It’s the idea behind the 10 Steps of Cleaning – a logical, repetitive process that ensures compliance and discipline in the sanitation and cleaning regime. As cleaning specialists, it’s been part of Ecowize almost from our founding, 27

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