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Vending Machine Hygiene and Cleaning Standards | Express Vending

Vending Machine Hygiene and Cleaning Standards

Making sure your vending machine is clean, hygienic and functioning reliably is not only important for employee well-being and the aesthetics of your office, it is actually a legal requirement. As such, we offer a comprehensive cleaning service here at Express Vending, making sure your machines are in line with all regulations and are always stocked with a range of fresh produce…

Here at Express Vending we understand that the practice of good hygiene and cleanliness is crucial in any office environment. Not only do you have a legal obligation to make sure your working environment is as safe as possible for your employees, visitors and clients, but illnesses caused by bugs and germs are incredibly unproductive and will reduce staff morale and efficiency.

With this in mind, making sure work spaces and food preparation surfaces are regularly cleaned is a vital element of running your business and is usually something which is completed without a second thought, thanks to your maintenance or cleaning company.

However, one area often left forgotten is your vending machine and, as somewhere food and drink is stored and dispensed, quality hygiene and cleaning standards are essential. This is why we offer a fully managed cleaning and stocking service here at Express, ensuring your machines are regularly cleaned to an incredibly high standard and stocked with quality, fresh products.

Vending machines and other stand-alone facilities are subject to food hygiene legislation in the same way as any other food preparation facility would be. Vending machines specifically are governed by Chapter III, Annex II of Regulation (EC) 852/2004, which is also sometimes known as the Guide to Good Practice in the Vending Industry, and these guidelines form the basis of the cleaning and hygiene services we provide.

The guide includes regulatory advice on a range of hazards related to vending, including water supply, waste storage and disposal, temperature control, stock rotation, the provision of cleaning products and equipment and contamination. Although by definition the proprietor of the company or building is responsible for meeting these legal requirements, our dedication to customer care and satisfaction means we offer a range of services which reflect these obligations.

Our comprehensive stocking and cleaning service removes the burden from you, ensuring your machines are in full compliance with all necessary regulations. We carry out quality control assessments and hygiene audits regularly to determine if your vending machines are functioning reliably and operating in a clean and hygienic manner.

As part of our service we perform regular tests on various aspects of your machines, including conducing laboratory testing of water samples, ensuring it is free from bacteria such as E-Coli. In addition, we even offer fortnightly or monthly valeting services for machines which don’t require full management and this service includes a completely thorough 45-60 minute clean.

Our staff are manufacturer trained and follow all hygiene guidelines, particularly COSHH (the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) which manages the risks presented by hazardous substances, such as chemical-containing cleaning products.

The team here at Express Vending are dedicated to providing exceptional levels of customer service and this includes promising your vending machine is always clean, hygienic and fully stocked. Our awards for operation (Operator of the Year 2010 and 2012 awarded by AutoVending and Operator of the Year 2013 at the Vending Industry Awards) are testament to this and a clear mark of our commitment to the filling and cleaning of our machines.

Our fully managed vending supply service covers cleaning and stock replenishment, completely removing the need for the customer to do anything! This means you can get on with the running your business safe in the knowledge that your morning coffee or afternoon snack has been stored and dispensed somewhere spotless and, as a result, is completely safe to consume.

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