To all the men of this world who moan about the ladies who tell us to keep the toilet lid down – they are, and have always been right of course! European Cleaning Journal has posted an interesting article from a Leeds University study concerning the spread of pathogen such as C. difficile from the practise of flushing with the lid up. The study was produced from the perspective of contamination issues within the health care setting but is, in our opinion, of equal importance in the food industry. Perhaps an addition to the pre-requisite procedure of personal hygiene rules as a HACCP control – “wash your hands well particularly after visiting the lavatory…..and remember to close the toilet lid before you flush it”

Co-operative Consortium announced The gloves are off!