Tagged: hygiene

Spring Cleaning Stock Up!

As winter draws to a close and you are concerned with shoveling late snowfalls and getting in the last winter activities, you should also be preparing your inventories for the coming spring! The change in seasons brings a shift in consumer focus – shovels are put down for mops and brooms; mittens and scarves are replaced by towels and wipes; that shiny sled goes in the garage and a new trash can is on the top of the list. It’s almost time for Spring Cleaning! Help your customers this season and highlight the cleaning products that best fit their needs....

Empress Product Line Expands

Empress Product Line Expands RJ Schinner is excited to announce an expansion of the Empress premium line of products, now to include new straws, hot cup sleeves, wrapped polypropylene cups, PET flat lids, and toilet seat covers. Quality products, great value and attractive packaging are what you will come to expect with all Empress products. Empress will allow our distribution partners the confidence to know they can compete with any line when it comes to quality, value, packaging and availability. These additional products will provide greater flexibility to meet your customer’s needs and exceed their expectations. Please read more to...

Empress Anti-Microbial Vinyl Gloves Now Available!

Empress Products have just released a new line in their glove offering, Anti-Microbial Vinyl Gloves. Varied industries, from supermarkets, restaurants and food processors, to healthcare facilities and Jan/San suppliers, face concerns regarding microbial cross contamination. More broadly, distributors and end-users in these industries face the weight of bio-burden in their products and services. Bio-burden refers to the number of bacteria living on an un-sterilized surface. It’s a factor that is often difficult to measure under everyday conditions, but it’s an ever-present concern wherever health safety is a top priority. Simply put – protecting your products and customers from “bad germs”...

Clorox Bleach: Is it Food Safe?

Clorox Bleach isn’t just for laundry. Did you know that Clorox Germicidal Bleach is NSF certified food safe? The Clorox Professional Products Company has indeed earned that certification (see the letter HERE) but you won’t see it on the label, or the box. Despite the missing label, a number of authorities promote liquid chlorine bleach as a food safe sanitizer, including the CDC, the FDA, the USDA, and FoodSafety.gov, in addition to the NSF. According to the letter, Clorox Germicidal Bleach is food safe in it’s regular form – meaning without scents, or additives intended for use in laundry. Clorox...

Celebrate 2015 International Clean Hands Week!

It’s International Clean Hands Week!  Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important and easiest ways to keep from getting sick and spreading germs to others. Stay healthy by celebrating International Clean Hands Week, September 20th-26th. Did you know? Nearly 22 million school days are lost due to the common cold alone. Some viruses and bacteria can live from 20 minutes up to 2 hours or more on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks. Improving your health is as easy as washing your hands. Hand-washing can reduce repertory illnesses in the general population by 21% according to...

A Product Guide for Ebola Disinfection

With the Ebola virus being one of the top news stories for several weeks now, the need for information regarding everyday disinfection has grown exponentially. Whether it’s the hospitality industry, transportation, education or healthcare, the fears of this deadly virus are not unfounded as it’s made its way onto US soil. Regardless of the industry served, the same general disinfection guidelines apply, and we have gathered all of the latest information needed to keep yourself and your customers informed and protected against the Ebola virus. General Guides to Disinfection The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control...

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Advising Your Customers on the Benefits of Paper Towels vs. Hot Air Dryers

When it comes to cleanliness and the prevention of the spread of bacteria and viral infections, everyone will agree that hand-washing is hands-down one of the most important measures one can take. A less clear question is, which method of hand-drying is more effective in preventing the spread of germs? The answer is paper towels, according to a recent study from the Mayo Clinic published in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. In a selling situation, it may be difficult to argue the benefits of paper towels over hot air dryers when the customer is price-sensitive. Many business...