January 24, 2020

Teal warns that deli counters need to do more for hand hygiene

For delicatessen counters in supermarkets across the UK, adherence to food standards and hygiene regulations is paramount to ensure the safety of customers. Employees are not legally obliged to wear protective gloves however appropriate hand washing facilities must be in place.

TEAL Patents – the world’s leading manufacturer of portable hot water hand wash units – is calling for action to ensure all deli counters – positioned in a leading supermarket or small, independent businesses – have the required hand hygiene facility and a back-up plan.

If a deli counter is not positioned adjacent to hand washing basin connected to mains water and drainage, other hygiene solutions should be offered. Although anti-bacterial gel is often considered an efficient option, there is no comparison to the gold standard of hand hygiene – washing hands with soap under hot, running water.

Super-Stallette-Blue-5An easy and effective solution is TEAL’s Super Stallette II. Entirely portable, the unit provides a hand wash under hot, running water. Touch-free, the unit features a fully automatic bluesensor which prevents tap-to-hand contamination.

The Super Stallette II can also be purchased and stored on-site as a contingency for plumbing emergencies.

Manty Stanley – managing director at TEAL patents – says: “From a customer’s perspective, consuming or purchasing food products over the counter, served with naked hands can be off-putting. Visible hand washing facilities builds trust that handlers of food products are keeping germs at bay and purchased food products are safe to eat.

“Providing visible access to hygiene and hand washing facilities acts as a constant reminder for team members to wash their hands especially during busy periods.

“Considering the number of customers purchasing a wide range of deli products that can be susceptible to dangerous bacteria such as E.Coli, implementing hygiene solutions to prevent the spread of sinister germs is non-questionable,” says Manty.

The water in the TEAL Super Stallette II is heated to an optimum temperature of 40°C and ensures your team has adequate facilities to enable them to wash their hands. The wash takes just 10 seconds, offering a quick and convenient solution to preventing food contamination.

All models, purchased or hired, can be delivered across mainland UK within 24 hours.