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Feb 4, 2020 2:59:25 PM Maarten de Geus

Cleaning E2 crates: Choosing a manual or an automated process?

The logistics process around cleaning E2 crates can be designed in two different ways: manual input and output or with fully or partially automated handling. The number of crates to be cleaned is...
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Feb 4, 2020 2:59:12 PM Maarten de Geus

Cleaning CBL crates: besides washing, drying is also an option

Cleaning crates – like CBL crates – properly is an important factor within a food industry company's business process. But in some cases the drying, after cleaning, is just as important. A blower...
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Feb 4, 2020 2:58:57 PM Maarten de Geus

Cleansing fish crates? Choose the correct crate washer

Not all crates are the same. Also, they are used for various applications. That diversity means that not all crates can be cleaned in the same way. Would you like to clean fish crates for example?...
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Feb 4, 2020 2:58:39 PM Milou Heetkamp

Purchasing a crate washer: The process from orientation to production

When purchasing a crate washer, various things need to be taken into consideration in order to make the right choices. To be able to place the crate washer that suits you perfectly within your...
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Feb 4, 2020 2:58:21 PM Wout Spanjers

Washing crates efficiently? Choose uniform crates

Of course, you want to start using your crate washer as efficiently as possible. And not invest more than is necessary. To be able to achieve this, it is wise to work with crates that are as uniform...
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Feb 4, 2020 2:58:05 PM Maarten de Geus

The importance of the technical drawing of a crate washer

When purchasing a crate washer, of course you want the machine to be completed exactly to your wishes. That is why Elpress always make a technical drawing. Only after your approval of this technical...
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Feb 4, 2020 2:57:36 PM Milou Heetkamp

Different types of crates: Do they all fit into the same crate washer?

Load carriers come in different shapes and sizes. It could be that you work with various different crates within your company. CBL-crates, E2-crates and fish crates. They all need to be cleaned...
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Jan 28, 2020 1:16:02 PM Wout Spanjers

Crate washers in practice: Perfectly tailored to the company

When you purchase a crate washer, it is important that the capacity and specifications are well tailored to the requirements of your company. So that the machine is an efficient part of the business...
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Jan 28, 2020 1:06:58 PM Wout Spanjers

An Elpress crate washer: What are the advantages?

You would like to purchase a crate washer. Maybe you already know what you would like or maybe not. In any case, you would benefit from some good advice from a specialist. But who is your choice of...
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Jan 28, 2020 1:00:44 PM Milou Heetkamp

An Elpress crate washer: sustainable and energy efficient

A crate washer must wash your load carriers optimally. The is your machine's most important purpose. But its a bonus if your machine is also sustainable and energy efficient.
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Jan 28, 2020 12:37:34 PM Milou Heetkamp

Extra options for a standard crate washer

If you purchase a standard crate washer, you can scale it up with various options. You will then create a washer that is tailored to your requirements and business process.
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Jan 28, 2020 12:21:29 PM Wout Spanjers

Is it possible to increase the capacity of the crate washer at a later date?

You purchase a crate washer for washing a certain amount of crates per hour or per day. In the course of time your company will grow and you will want to wash more crates. Is it possible to increase...
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Jan 7, 2020 4:12:27 PM Milou Heetkamp

What should you consider when buying a crate washer?

You would like to purchase a crate washer. This is a good idea, because this machine will contribute significantly to the hygiene process within your company and guarantees the food safety of your...
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Jan 7, 2020 4:06:26 PM Wout Spanjers

Points to consider in the logistics process of a crate washer

Clean and soiled crates: naturally you have to deal with both when using a crate washing machine. But of course it is of the utmost importance that the clean load carriers no longer come into contact...
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Jan 7, 2020 4:03:32 PM Maarten de Geus

The additional value of a crate washer

In order to guarantee food safety, it is of the utmost importance that a company in the food industry gives hygiene the highest priority. Part of the hygiene protocol is the 'clean' transport of food...
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Jan 7, 2020 3:56:19 PM Wout Spanjers

Installing a crate washer: What conditions does the location need to satisfy?

Before you purchase a crate washer, it is necessary to check whether you have a suitable space available at an accessible location and with the right facilities. These are important conditions for...
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Jan 7, 2020 3:51:54 PM Milou Heetkamp

The influence of the type of crate on which crate washer to select

You work with a certain type of crate within your company. Or perhaps with several different types of crates. What these crates look like exactly is important when making a choice for a crate washer.
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Jan 7, 2020 3:47:31 PM Wout Spanjers

How many crates do you want to wash? Choose the correct capacity for your crate washing machine

When you purchase a crate washer, you can of course choose from different versions. Which crate washer best suits your business depends, among other things, on the number of crates you want to wash.
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Jan 7, 2020 3:44:31 PM Wout Spanjers

When Choosing the Correct Crate Washer: be aware of the type and degree of soiling of the crates

Of course the idea is that your crate washer cleans your crates optimally. That is why it is important that you use the correct washing process. Four variables are important here: strength, time,...
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Nov 19, 2019 11:15:59 AM Wout Spanjers

Personal hygiene requirements for the new BRC issue 8

The new BRC issue 8 has been in force since February 2019. Every company that has an audit from January 2019 will have to take the new standard into account. Generally speaking, the differences are...
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Nov 19, 2019 11:13:19 AM Milou Heetkamp

Hand washing according to the BRC

BRC Food - the abbreviated name for the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety - has been developed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). If you as a food supplier meet the BRC Food criteria, you also...
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Nov 19, 2019 11:12:38 AM Wout Spanjers

Cleaning facilities for footwear according to the BRC

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety - often simply referred to as BRC Food - is a standard for food safety that has been developed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The BRC Food standard is...
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Nov 19, 2019 11:11:29 AM Wout Spanjers

Cleaning footwear according to the BRC

BRC Food - the abbreviated name for the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety - has been developed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Clients, such as supermarket chains and other retailers are...
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Nov 19, 2019 11:10:55 AM Milou Heetkamp

Employee Facilities according to the BRC

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety - often simply referred to as BRC Food - is a standard for food safety that has been developed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The BRC Food standard is...
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Nov 19, 2019 11:10:18 AM Maarten de Geus

Hand hygiene according to the IFS Food standard

The International Food Standard - also known as IFS or IFS Food - is a worldwide standard for food safety that has been drawn up by HDE, the German food distributors branch organisation. Supermarket...
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Nov 19, 2019 11:09:29 AM Wout Spanjers

IFS requirements for personal hygiene equipment

The International Food Standard (IFS) has formulated a wide range of criteria that a company in the food sector has to meet to become eligible for the IFS certificate. With this certification, a...
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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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