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National Food Safety Month: Week 2- Handwashing 20

National Food Safety Month: Week 2- Handwashing

Editors Note: The second week of National Food Safety Month focuses on “Preventing Cross-Contamination Through Handwashing”. In addition to the activities and training guides that can be found on the official website, we at RJ Schinner are doing our part to educate the public on safe, proper food handling techniques. Everyone is taught at a young age how to wash their hands, but when it comes to foodservice, the methods used for basic handwashing aren’t necessarily enough. According to the FDA website, a “study published in 2004 found food establishments were frequently out of compliance with the Food Code requirements...

C. Diff Deaths Require Action From Healthcare Industry 10

C. Diff Deaths Require Action From Healthcare Industry

When the sick and injured are hospitalized, the last thing that they expect is to contract a fatal infection. Frighteningly, that’s exactly what the trend has been throughout the last two decades. Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is a spore-forming bacteria found naturally in human and animal feces, water, and soil. It survives and spreads in the intestines, replacing healthy bacteria and releasing toxins that cause intense diarrhea, often leading to other fatal complications. In an article in USA Today, Hannah Morgan explains that “the germ thrives in settings where antibiotics are in wide use, and its proliferation has accelerated as...

CDC Issue Precautions on Swine Flu at Agricultural Fairs 2

CDC Issue Precautions on Swine Flu at Agricultural Fairs

With the late summer/early fall state and county fair season in full swing, the CDC issues precautions against viral infections around livestock. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are asking people attending agricultural fairs to take precautions when around pigs because of a rise in the number of cases of a new strain of “swine flu” virus in humans. Especially vulnerable groups, such as the sick, the under 5s, pregnant women and seniors should avoid contact with the animals altogether, they urge. In a report issued on 3 August, the federal agency gave news of 12 new...

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Clorox Healthcare™ Bleach Germicidal Wipes Receive U.S. EPA Registration to Kill Clostridium difficile Spores in Three Minutes

Eariler this month, Clorox released news that their germicidal wipes had recived EPA registration to kill C. Difficile. The press release states: OAKLAND, Calif., July 12, 2012 – Clorox Professional Products Company, a division of The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX), announced today that Clorox Healthcare™ Bleach Germicidal Wipes are now registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to kill Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) spores in three minutes, the fastest C. difficile contact time available for disinfecting wipes.1 Clorox Healthcare™ Bleach Germicidal Wipes are now EPA-registered to kill a total of 51 microorganisms, including all ESKAPE pathogens (E. faecium, S....


Top Restroom Complaints

When polled, the top five most common restroom complaints that commercial office facility managers received were odor problems — particularly urine odor — and visibly dirty floors. Urine Odor Odor problems are the types of complaints that are directly related to cleaning — or, in this case, the lack thereof. Visibly Dirty Floors BSCs agree that this is one issue that, compared to the other top complaints, strictly pertains to cleaning quality. Unless occupants have extremely dirty shoes or are spilling substances on the floors on a regular basis, dirty floors are caused by poor cleaning performance. …. Periodical deep-cleaning...

RJ Schinner Website and Blog an Invauable Resource to Cleaners 20

RJ Schinner Website and Blog an Invauable Resource to Cleaners

Sanitary Maintenance tracks the rise of online distribution. The role of wholesalers as a valued partner for jan/san distributors has increased in recent years, thanks to rising order minimums put in place by manufacturers. With warehouse space at a premium, distributors like having an option to buy as much — or as little — of certain supplies as they need, and have those supplies shipped directly to customers. Wholesalers are strengthening their partnership with distributors by providing Wholesalers are dedicating technological and informational resources to making their websites destination sites for distributors by hosting a wealth of industry-related information for...

RJ Schinner’s Real Time Purchasing Power 14

RJ Schinner’s Real Time Purchasing Power

While the days of dictating purchasing orders over the phone and waiting for catalogs in the mail haven’t disappeared, the faster pace of business and the necessity of real-time digital communication have driven wholesalers to augment their customer service offerings for a variety of customers. Wholesalers have added portals for e-commerce as well as e-commerce platforms that distributors can integrate onto their own sites for added functionality. Both options make it easier to buy cleaning products online.  “Our customers vary in size and technology needs so we offer a variety of solutions,” says Brian Schuster, marketing manager for Saalfeld Redistribution,...

Get your Q2 2012 Rebates In! 32

Get your Q2 2012 Rebates In!

Your 2nd quarter rebates are due. See menu to the right for information or contact us if you need any assistance. Make sure you get your money!


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