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what is hardness of water and how to deal with it

What Is Hardness of Water and How to Deal With It

Water is a fundamental element of life, indispensable for human consumption, sanitation, and industrial processes. Yet, not all water is created equal. As it journeys through the Earth’s crust, minerals and ions, alter its composition, which impacts its quality and usability. One such transformation is the phenomenon known as “water hardness.” In water chemistry, hardness refers to the concentration of certain minerals, predominantly calcium and magnesium ions, dissolved within the water. While these minerals are essential for human health and

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hepatitis e prevalance, transmission, and prevention strategies

Hepatitis E Virus (HEV): Prevalence, Transmission, and Prevention Strategies

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the leading cause of enteric viral hepatitis worldwide. Recently, autochthonous HEV infection has emerged as a significant concern in Europe, as the EFSA reported, making it a global public health issue. Despite its low prevalence overall, HEV varies significantly in different regions, with higher rates observed in developing countries. In Spain, the general population’s prevalence of anti-HEV antibodies is reported to be 1.1% (Echevarría et al., 2014). HEV is a small, spherical virus, approximately 27-34

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ensuring food standards from farm to fork

Farm-to-Fork: Ensuring Food Standards

Food is subject to extensive regulation, with specific guidelines for various stages of its production and distribution. In the European Union, for instance, there are stringent standards outlined in Annex I of EU law No. 852/2004, which focuses on the hygiene of food products. This regulation emphasises the importance of maintaining clean conditions for animals prior to slaughter, aiming to prevent the risk of cross-contamination. When it comes to food preparation, whether at home or in commercial establishments, there are established

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10 listeria contamination hotspots identified

10 Listeria Contamination Hotspots Identified

Listeria monocytogenes, or Listeria, is a dangerous bacterium causing severe illness in vulnerable populations. Listeria’s ability to thrive in various environments significantly threatens food safety and public health. To effectively combat this pathogen, it is crucial to identify potential sources of contamination and implement preventative measures. This article serves as a guide, highlighting ten key areas where Listeria can be found, enabling individuals and organisations to take proactive steps to reduce the risk of listeria contamination and protect consumer health.

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ultimate bar cleaning guide

The Ultimate Bar Cleaning Checklist Template & Guide

Looking to get your bar cleaning in check? Not only are there a huge number of benefits to keeping your pub or bar sanitary and clean, but you are also required by law to keep your bar clean to not pose a public health risk. But when it comes to cleaning a bar, you can easily get overwhelmed with everything you should and shouldn’t be doing. So, to help you get started, we’ve put together our bar cleaning guide. Also

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5 spots to look for mould in your restaurant

5 Spots to Look For Mould in Restaurants

Maintaining a clean and hygienic environment is paramount in the restaurant industry, where customer satisfaction and safety are paramount. However, while restaurant owners and managers diligently focus on aspects such as food quality, customer service, and ambience, one crucial yet often overlooked factor is the presence of mould. Mould growth not only poses health risks but can also tarnish a restaurant’s reputation and lead to compliance issues. Identifying and eliminating mould promptly is vital to ensure the well-being of both

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the dos and donts for cleaning dishwashers

The DOs & DON’Ts For Cleaning Dishwashers

Table of Contents Restaurants, delis, and hotels depend on dishwashers to ensure the cleanliness and sanitation of the numerous plates, pots, and pans used daily. Given its vital role, the dishwasher is one of the most industrious pieces of equipment in the kitchen, making it crucial to maintain it in optimal condition. Here are some guidelines for keeping your indispensable dishwashers, including what to do and what to avoid. Also read: Understanding the Basics of the Cleaning in Place Process:

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Foam or Liquid Detergents Pros and Cons

Foam or Liquid Detergents: Pros and Cons

The ongoing debate between food processing units on foam or liquid detergents as the best cleaning solution has been a hot topic for a while. While some advocate for traditional liquid cleaners, others prefer the foaming alternative. But the wait is over! Today, we will finally put an end to this controversy by examining the strengths and weaknesses of each option. So, whether you are a fan of the old-but-gold liquid cleaners or are intrigued by the foaming alternative, this

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Food Preparation Essentials: 10 Tips to Ensure Food Safety

Ensuring the safety of the food we consume is a complex task that requires a multifaceted approach. From compliance with relevant food safety standards and regulations to regular sanitation and equipment maintenance, food industry personnel must take numerous factors into account to achieve this goal. However, by taking these crucial steps, food processing businesses can mitigate the risk of foodborne illnesses such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Campylobacter, which can have devastating consequences for patrons and the enterprise alike. But

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Everything You Should Know About Hygiene Inflight Catering

When airlines started serving inflight meals, a new industry—inflight catering—was formed in the culinary field. People working in airline or inflight catering handle everything from planning menus to getting prepackaged meals on the plane. But his field entailed more than just cooking meals—it probably comes as no big surprise that most of the preparation of airline meals takes place before the flight, on the ground, so airlines also have to worry about maintaining proper hygiene in all the right stations

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