A FOOD hygiene company in Winwick has become the first manufacturer to receive the globally recognised British Standards Institution kitemark for hand sanitiser.

Christeyns Food Hygiene made Phago’rub Gel SPS and Phago’rub Solution SPS which are hypoallergenic, alcohol-based sanitiser products that disinfect hands in only a 30 second contact time.

Already extensively tested and proven in the food and beverage industries, Phago’rub kills 99.99 per cent of germs.

Both Phago’rub products contain more than 70 per cent alcohol plus the addition of an effective emollient, that helps protect the skin from dermatitis, a common side effect of frequent hand sanitisation.

The products are fast drying and non-sticky, quick and easy to use in all types of facility, such as retail, manufacturing or leisure.

Peter Littleton, technical director, said: "Although Christeyns Food Hygiene has gained a reputation for innovative, quality products over the past 30 years, this kitemark certification is global recognition of the high standards we aim for and we are delighted that our Phago’rub products are the first of their kind to obtain this."

The BSI kitemark is a highly-recognised mark of quality, safety and trust globally.

Hand hygiene is a constant battle in the war against Covid-19 and virus contamination.

Effective and highly developed alcohol-based hand-sanitisers have a significant role to play, particularly as they can be used at all public interaction points, including retail, transport as well as in the workplace.

The introduction of this new BSI standard sets a new benchmark in hand sanitiser standards and Christeyns Food Hygiene are proud to be the first to meet this.