BSI kitemark for Christeyns hand sanitizer

By Jim Cornall contact

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Christeyns Food Hygiene's Warrington site in the UK.  Pic: Christeyns Food Hygiene
Christeyns Food Hygiene's Warrington site in the UK. Pic: Christeyns Food Hygiene

Related tags: Hygiene, coronavirus, COVID-19

UK-based Christeyns Food Hygiene, which manufactures specialist hygiene solutions, has become the first manufacturer to receive the globally-recognized British Standards Institution (BSI) kitemark for hand sanitizer.

Phago’rub Gel SPS and Phago’rub Solution SPS are hypoallergic, alcohol-based sanitizer products that disinfect hands with 30-second contact time.  Already tested and proven in the food and beverage industries, Phago’rub has virucidal efficacy under BS EN 14476 and kills 99.99% of germs. 

Both Phago’rub products contain more than 70% alcohol, plus the addition of an effective emollient, which helps protect the skin from dermatitis, a common side effect of frequent hand sanitization. The products are fast drying and non-sticky, so quick and easy to use in all types of facility, such as retail, manufacturing or leisure, the company said.

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“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,”​ Peter Littleton, technical director, said.

The BSI kitemark, established in 1903, is globally recognized and can be seen on a range of products and services.

Related topics: Regulation & Safety, COVID-19

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