Debra Smith-Global Hygiene Specialist, Vikan UK

  • With >30 years of food safety/research training and experience, Deb has previously worked in the food industry, for DEFRA, and at Campden BRI.

    She is a qualified Microbiologist and FSSC 22000 auditor, has authored numerous food safety/hygiene publications and presented her research internationally.

    At Vikan Deb is responsible for providing expert hygiene advice and support to the food industry.

    Presentation Title:

    Maximising Global food safety standard compliance through appropriate selection and maintenance of cleaning tools

    Presentation Synopsis: Global food safety standards, BRCv7 and FSSC2000, now specifically require that cleaning equipment shall be ‘hygienically designed’; ‘maintained’ in a ‘manner to prevent contamination’; and ‘cleaned and/or sanitized to a defined schedule’. This presentation provides valuable information on what the requirements are and how they can be met through appropriate selection and maintenance of cleaning equipment.


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