PPE now available from Whitco
Alcohol-free anti-bacterial foam
Now available from us.
Whitco alcohol-free anti-bacterial foam
(SKU: SDS 4821)
Priced at £9.95 + VAT each or £179.00 + VAT for a box of 20.
Three-ply surgical masks
Three-ply surgical masks. Available from the middle of May.
These come in packs of 40 masks (two bags of 20) at a unit price of 85p per mask. Orders on this consignment are VAT-free until July.
How to put on a mask
Our video shows the safe and effective way to put on and wear a face mask.
Reopening a mothballed kitchen
The Whitco team, including a Gas Safe registered catering equipment engineer, will carry out a structured series of steps to bring your kitchen up to scratch. These include the following.
There could be potential problems regarding cross-contamination from any build-up of bacteria within the machine or any water that might have remained in it, so we advise the following:
Before the machine can be ready for operation, we:
- Check that the machine and filters are clean and in the correct place,
- Ensure that there is a sufficient supply of chemicals (Detergent & Rinse Aid) attached to the machine,
- Fill and heat the machine,
- Put the machine through a minimum of three complete wash and rinse cycles,
- Drain the equipment and recheck filters and clean if needed.
- Check door seals,
- Clean and sanitise.Remove sanitiser with clean water before loading food products,
- Check temperatures before loading food products.We recommend them being on for 24 hours to avoid losing any stock.
- Check all filters (grease filters and input air filters) and clean them thoroughly, where necessary,
- Check that the fans are working correctly.
- Check for gas leaks. Joints and seals on unused appliances may settle and weep gas.
- Individual appliances should be checked to ensure that they are working correctly.
- Where a gas interlock is fitted, check the operation by switching on the ventilation and then lighting an appliance before switching off the ventilation. At this time, the interlock should turn off the gas supply.
- Check for rodent damage to supply cables before reconnecting electrical appliances.
- Any damaged cables should be replaced by a qualified person.
- Undamaged appliances can be reconnected to the supply.
Perished or damaged door seals should be replaced by a competent person.
- Check that the fryer pan is clean, and that the drain valve is fully closed before refilling with oil.
- Heat the oil to normal frying temperature (175/190°C) and carefully check this with a suitable thermometer to ensure that the thermostat is working correctly.
Appliances using water
- Turn the water supply back on, add salt to the brine box and plug the appliance back in or switch on the electrical supply.
- Reset the timer for regeneration cycles to a suitable time.
Combi ovens and Steaming ovens
- Before reusing Combi ovens and steaming ovens, ensure that water filters or other water treatment are fitted and working.
- Appliances should be fully cleaned and sanitised then put on to either a cleaning cycle or on a steam cycle.Door seals should be checked for leaks or damage.
- If a wash down hose is fitted this should be thoroughly flushed for at least ten minutes to remove any build-up of bacteria.
- Pre-wash sprays should be thoroughly flushed for at least ten minutes to remove any build-up of bacteria.
Prior to restart, ensure that any filters or other water treatment are fitted and working. Assuming that the water supply to the appliance had been turned off, it should be turned back on and the appliance refilled and brought up to boiling.
- Where a building, part of a building or a water system is taken out of use, microbial growth including legionella must be appropriately controlled.
- Before reusing the water system, it should be recommissioned by a competent person as though it was new (i.e. thoroughly flushed, cleaned and disinfected) before returned to use.
Deepclean service to eliminate viruses and bacteria
Our sanitising and disinfecting service, will eliminate viruses and practically all bacteria from your kitchen and dining premises.
This can be either linked to a normal kitchen deepclean or as a standalone service.
Upon arrival, we will thoroughly spray your entire kitchen with a fine mist from a backpack pumped sprayer. After the recommended contact time the high traffic touch areas (listed below) are given particular attention to ensure greater coverage to help the removal of COVID-19 or any other or any other viruses within the kitchen.
- Door handles
- Push plates & pads
- Equipment (e.g. fridge, freezer and dishwasher) handles
- Sinks & taps
- Dining tables and chairs, if required
- Tray runs
- Oven knobs & handles
- Fryer basket handles
- Grill handles
- Prep tables
This chemical is approved to EN14476 and is also food safe, so will not impact the normal running of the kitchen following the clean.
We also work closely along catering equipment service companies who can provide a recommissioning service of all your cooking equipment to ensure it’s safe for use following a prolonged enforced shut down.
All this will help protect your employees, customers and business. Please contact the office with your requirements and we’d be happy to visit your kitchen and carry out a free survey and quotation. We now take credit card payment should this suit your business, rather than having to wait for an order number.
Avoid Covid-19 cross-contamination
Be safe, be strong and be smart…
See our best practice guide to dealing with the coronavirus in your kitchen by keeping your people and your customers free from infection by following these simple guidelines. READ HERE