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Earth Friendly Issues New Catalog for 2013-2014

The latest Earth Friendly Catalog is now available for viewing and downloading from our Literature by Vendor page. Earth Friendly manufactures and sells cleaning products that are made without any harmful chemicals, making them one of the many green-cleaning solutions offered at RJ Schinner. Over 17 of Earth Friendly’s products are certified as sustainable/green by organizations such as USDA and the EPA, and they have received several awards for their all natural products and sustainable practices. “These products currently carry USDA Biobased Certification: Pet Dander-Out, Window Cleaner Vinegar, Window Cleaner Lavender, Orange Plus Complete, Orange Plus Concentrate, Orange Plus RTU,...

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Swabbing the Deck on “National Talk Like a Pirate Day”

Ahoy me Hearties! All hands on deck, it be the annual celebration of talkin’ like pirates! Aye, there be a mighty wind blowin’, so batten down the hatches and raise the sails as we take you on an adventure aboard the S.S. aaarRJ Schinner! Avast, whether ye be swabbing the deck or hoisting the jolly roger, today’s the day to let out your inner Blackbeard, so drop those doubloons and slap on your eye-patch– or be prepared to walk the plank! When pirates swab the deck, it be with old mops and dirty water, but shiver me timbers, it didn’t...

NFSM Week 3: Can 9,000 Deaths a Year Be Avoided? 13

NFSM Week 3: Can 9,000 Deaths a Year Be Avoided?

Editors Note: This is the third installment of a special series related to September’s National Food Safety Month. View the postings for Week One and Week Two to stay caught up on all things food safety! Welcome to Week Three of National Food Safety Month! This week, the focus is on “Cleaning and Sanitizing Practices That Will Prevent Cross-Contamination.” Cross-Contamination can be described as the moving of pathogens from one food to another, which is ready to eat and will receive no further cooking. An example would be allowing cooked food to touch uncooked food, or surfaces that were or...

Cleaning Shortcuts Come at a High Cost 16

Cleaning Shortcuts Come at a High Cost

There is a new trend sweeping the nation called “skip cleaning” that’s gained popularity in the post-recession world of cleaning. The idea is, by cutting back on cleaning, you’ll save money on electricity, cleaning supplies, and commercial cleaning labor costs. In theory, the idea makes sense, but while cleaning shortcuts may save money in the short term, the long term cost to your health and your assets may not be worth the bargain. Many companies have opted to reduce their janitorial services to save money, which results in less vacuuming, less sanitizing, and longer periods between deep cleaning. The negative...

September is National Food Safety Month 19

September is National Food Safety Month

SCA is proud to be the sole sponsor of the National Restaurant Association’s 18th Annual National Food Safety Month (NFSM), which kicks off Sept. 1. The theme of this year’s focus is “Be Safe- Don’t Cross Contaminate”, and will emphasize the importance of safe food handling and kitchen prep for the food service industry. SCA encourages Foodservice Operators to visit FoodSafetyMonth.com to learn more about the campaign, to download educational materials and to register for the NFSM communications. Several useful materials can be found on the website, including activities for employees to complete, posters, and videos that highlight the importance...

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How Green, Sustainable Practices Benefit the JanSan Industry

The green trend of the past few years has actually proven to be a smart move for the JanSan industry. According to Steven Ashkin at DestinationGreen.com: “If being Greener and more sustainable in today’s economy can help a cleaning contractor, jansan distributor, manufacturer, or other entity cut costs, improve worker productivity, and enhance overall operating efficiency, then most will believe it is worth investigating. Fortunately, we are now learning that operating in a Greener more sustainable manner can generate these savings and benefits.” What was initially perceived in the industry as a trend has now become a standard business practice....