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Sep 19, 2019 3:29:00 PM Wout Spanjers

Dutch HACCP certification is coming to an end. What are the alternatives?

After more than 20 years, the decision has been taken to phase out the well-known Dutch HACCP certification. This decision was reached by Stichting Certificatie Veiligheid (SCV), the owner of HACCP...
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Dec 27, 2018 2:14:00 PM Wout Spanjers

Drying hands: when is an electric hand dryer of interest for your business?

It is both practical and hygienic to dry hands thoroughly after washing. This can be done in two ways: with an electric hand dryer or with paper. But what is the most interesting option for your...
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Dec 20, 2018 2:14:00 PM Milou Heetkamp

Accessories for a complete changing room

Hygiene locks can be extended with various accessories and peripherals. This ensures a further improvement in personal hygiene within a company. And above all, remember the social area, or the...
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Dec 16, 2018 2:13:00 PM Maarten de Geus

Fitting out a hygiene lock; 4 real-world examples

With a good hygiene lock, you can guarantee the personal hygiene of your employees and thus a hygienic production process. Of course, it’s important to choose a lock that suits your company, tailored...
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Dec 10, 2018 2:13:13 PM Wout Spanjers

6 advantages of access control within the hygiene process

It goes without saying that you strive for efficient and optimal personal hygiene within your company. This is certainly a requirement in the food industry. You can achieve good personal hygiene with...
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Dec 10, 2018 2:12:51 PM Wout Spanjers

Choosing between cleaning soles with brushes or a disinfecting bath

The soles of shoes carry a lot of visible and invisible dirt. It is therefore important to clean them thoroughly before entering the production area. If an employee wants to enter a so-called ‘high...
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Dec 10, 2018 2:12:26 PM Milou Heetkamp

A customised hygiene lock: additional options

Naturally, you want a hygiene lock that perfectly matches your company’s wishes and needs. In addition to the various options, Elpress also offers a range of extra options that may be of interest to...
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Nov 26, 2018 4:13:00 PM Wout Spanjers

The usefulness of operating and maintenance instructions

Purchasing and installing a cleaning system or crate washer is one thing. But getting the most out of the system’s performance and capacity also means understanding the right way to use and maintain...
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Nov 23, 2018 4:12:00 PM Maarten de Geus

In practice: choose a cleaning system that suits a food company

The purchase of a cleaning system - or Open Plant Cleaning (OPC) system - is not a daily cost for business owners.  So it is no surprise that you may be lacking knowledge in this area. However, most...
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Nov 21, 2018 4:11:00 PM Milou Heetkamp

Buying a crate washer: what is the best choice?

The most important starting point when purchasing a crate washer is, of course, that this machine cleans your crates the way you want. In order to achieve this, the right formula, known as ‘Sinner’s...
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Nov 17, 2018 4:10:00 PM Wout Spanjers

Cleaning production facilities: centralised or decentralised?

If you’re a producer or processor of food products, then you're obliged to clean your production area(s) on a daily basis. A foam cleaning system allows you to remove grease and dirt residues from...
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Nov 16, 2018 2:34:00 PM Wout Spanjers

Don't take the risk - invest in a new hygiene lock

“Cheap is expensive” is usually the case, certainly when it comes to investing in safety. A hygiene lock is an important application in the food industry and must function properly at all times....
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Nov 14, 2018 4:09:00 PM Jannes Voss

Purchasing a cleaning or washing system? Identify your needs

Are you planning on buying a cleaning system or an industrial washing system such as a crate washer? Naturally, this is something you should consider carefully. After all, it’s an investment that you...
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Nov 14, 2018 2:33:00 PM Wout Spanjers

Hygiene lock for personal hygiene within the HACCP

There are various ways of implementing the HACCP plan successfully. Elpress has over 40 years of experience in the development and installation of applications that contribute to food safety. A...
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Nov 12, 2018 4:08:00 PM Maarten de Geus

An optimal cleaning process with Sinner's Circle

Sinner's Circle is used for cleaning crates or commercial premises, and is also known as the “Circle of Sinner”. In the professional cleaning world, it is a ‘tool’ that consists of four function...
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Nov 10, 2018 2:33:00 PM Maarten de Geus

A growing organisation changes HACCP issues

A growing company needs to make several adjustments. The quality employee knows it is time to review the hygiene plan. More employees, perhaps a different building and a possible expansion of...
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Nov 9, 2018 3:51:25 PM Wout Spanjers

Virtual reality reference: Crate washing systems

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Nov 9, 2018 2:31:00 PM Wout Spanjers

5 practical HACCP applications for personal hygiene

Legislation largely determines how companies operate. In the food industry in particular, clear rules are prescribed by national and European governments. This is not surprising, given the industry’s...
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Nov 7, 2018 2:29:00 PM Wout Spanjers

Purchasing HACCP resources - points for consideration

As a quality manager, you are constantly working on the HACCP guidelines for your sector. Food safety is critical for your business. Proper implementation of the hygiene plan provides safety for...
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Nov 5, 2018 2:28:00 PM Milou Heetkamp

Food safety and personal hygiene

In the Netherlands and other European countries, strict laws apply to food processing. Maintaining food safety is important primarily for consumers but also for the economy. Within the food industry,...
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Nov 2, 2018 2:26:00 PM Milou Heetkamp

Is it possible to control the Ralstonia bacterium preventively?

It is now a familiar name to Dutch rose growers: Ralstonia Solanacearum. A stubborn bacterium that can cause a lot of damage to roses and, worse still, can even affect the entire rose greenhouse....
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Oct 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM Wout Spanjers

What is the difference between HACCP and ISO 22000 in the food industry?

HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System and is a food safety system that prevents food safety from being compromised. ISO 22000 is an international standard according to...
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Oct 28, 2018 10:25:00 AM Jannes Voss

Growing power of customers in the food industry

In recent years, food producers and suppliers have had to deal with the increasing power of customers. In more and more countries, large retailers are joining forces to work together to improve food...
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Oct 26, 2018 2:12:49 PM Wout Spanjers

What is HACCP and what does it mean for a food company?

What is HACCP? A frequently asked question. HACCP is a food safety system that prevents the safety of food from being compromised. Companies that produce, process or distribute food are obliged by...
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Mar 16, 2018 11:45:26 AM Wout Spanjers

Trade show and congress participation in 2018

Elpress will represent itself during a number of trade shows and congresses in 2018. At these events we are ready to offer our services and talk with you about our Passion for Hygiene. We gladly like...
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Nov 1, 2017 3:15:59 PM Wout Spanjers

Alpro chooses for the state-of-the-art Elpress hygiene technology

In 1979 Alpro started with the production of soya drinks as a sustainable alternative for dairy products. As the trendsetter in this industry it is important to be able to operate at the highest...
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Sep 29, 2017 1:57:21 PM Wout Spanjers

Food safety in the Agri-Horti segment

The Netherlands are world leaders in the milk industry, in making crisps and in the world of bakeries. But did you know that The Netherlands is also a leading and progressive country with regard to...
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Jul 7, 2017 4:06:45 PM Wout Spanjers

With solar panels Elpress chooses for complete sustainability

Besides innovations in the field of production Elpress also continues to develop itself socially.
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Jun 20, 2017 8:13:13 AM Wout Spanjers

What additional value does a crate washer have?

Food safety is of course highly valued by companies active within the food industry. That is partly because checks are done on the end-product to exclude food contamination as much as possible....
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Mar 31, 2017 1:40:01 PM Wout Spanjers

HACCP International certificate Elpress BV extended until 2019!

We are pleased to announce that our HACCP international certificate has been extended until 2019. HACCP International is a leading food science organization specializing in food safety. They manage a...
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Jan 20, 2017 8:48:19 AM Wout Spanjers

Guidelines for hand hygiene in the food industry

Our specialists are often asked what is necessary for proper hand hygiene. Should personnel in the food industry now wash their hands, disinfect their hands or both? Is hand hygiene required by law?...
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Dec 28, 2016 11:08:37 AM Jannes Voss

Senior Engineer Paul Rombout from Elpress talks about the new cleaning systems line

Upgrading the cleaning systems line was the job of Paul Rombout, senior engineer at Elpress. Besides a new modular design, elements such as innovation, sustainability and efficiency were important...
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Dec 28, 2016 10:54:23 AM Jannes Voss

5 tips for a hygienic work environment

Organising and cleaning a working environment in the food sector is often underestimated. Efficient hygiene can not be underestimated, especially in production environments where contamination...
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Jul 20, 2016 11:23:39 AM Milou Heetkamp

Elpress hygienic entrance on Dutch television

In March 2016 we saw a small highlight of an Elpress hygienic entrance in the television show BinnensteBuiten. It was a short reference of the DZW-HDT sole cleaner with hand disinfection. During this...
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Jul 20, 2016 11:22:52 AM Jannes Voss

NEW FDA Clean Hose G2

The new cleaning hose with an FDA approval The Elpress FDA Clean Hose G2® is the ideal cleaning hose for the food processing industry. The inner wall is white and smooth. The hose is flexible,...
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Jul 20, 2016 11:22:22 AM Wout Spanjers

Reference Den Berk

At dynamic tomato nursery Den Berk, innovation, sustainability and quality are of paramount importance. Den Berk discovered us on the internet and quickly found the confidence to involve us in...
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Apr 22, 2016 9:17:46 AM Jannes Voss

Elpress hygienic equipment awarded with HACCP International certification

We are truly proud to announce that our hygienic equipment has been awarded with the HACCP International certification. Elpress is the first and thus far only manufacturer of hygienic entrances...
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