Providing Hygienic Food Production Clothing During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The production of food has never been more important than it is right now. With more than a quarter of the world’s population on lockdown, as countries around the globe aim to prevent the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, people are naturally becoming nervous about the potential impact on the food supply.
Some supermarkets have already reported several items selling out – such as dried pasta and tinned products like tomatoes and beans – but fears of a widespread food shortage have been allayed for example by the British government. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged the public not to panic buy and insisted there is enough food for everyone.
This statement will come as great relief to the millions of Brits who have been told to stay indoors as the country embarks on a three-week lockdown in an attempt to stop the death toll from coronavirus soaring.
The food production industry has ramped up its stringent hygiene measures in light of the coronavirus outbreak and we are extremely proud of the key workers working hard to continue to provide in their line of work. Thorough hand washing, following safe food practices and regularly wiping down surfaces were already the norm for people involved in this sector. But these measures have been increased to stop the potential spread of coronavirus.
Continuing to supply hygienic garments for food production
At Lindström, we are proud to be doing our bit by continuing to supply our customers in the food production industry with the most hygienically clean work uniforms and wipes for label and container makers.
When it comes to washing catering uniforms used in the process of making food, some people still presume that a spin in the washing machine will leave them looking fresh and clean. Unfortunately, this is not the case, as washing machines only remove visible dirt. By using our reliable and robust rental and laundry service, companies involved in the production of food can ensure their uniforms are fully sanitised, removing hidden dirt, bacteria and other pathogens that can often be found in food environments.
Textiles are disinfected during the washing process and handled according to our hygiene principles. Our processes are based on microbiological cleanliness management (in accordance with EN 14065), where guaranteed hygienic results are achieved either by thermal or chemical disinfection.
At Lindström, we don’t just wash your clothes, we make sure they are hygienically clean and comply with the latest hygiene regulations.
Helping customers to meet demand
As a company, we have stepped up to help our customers meet demand. With many food companies increasing production, we have been on call to increase the number of trousers, shirts, and aprons required by firms to fulfill their duties. We are extremely proud of our delivery drivers and those working in production who are maintaining our high levels of service.
We have comprehensive hygiene guidelines for all staff, including hand hygiene, properly targeted and used protective equipment such as gloves, work clothing, and possible respiratory protection. We follow local government communications to keep our travel, remote work, and telecommuting policies up to date.
And employees do not have to worry about contamination in the delivery process as the bags we use to carry our textiles are also thoroughly washed with disinfectant.
We have also ensured our clients have enough wipes to keep their surfaces clean and provided them with a range of up-to-date products.