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Efficiency & Hygiene: Standards to meet and Products to greet 

Tork, from leading hygiene and health company, Essity, offers expert advice on achieving efficient cleaning in Food and Drink Manufacturing. 

For Food and Drink Manufacturers, having the right tools is essential for maintaining an efficient production line, and for ensuring that their facility meets strict hygiene and cleaning standards. Research shows that in the last 3 years, 82% of food processors have experienced reduced production capacity due to cross-contamination based on non-compliance with food safety and hygiene protocols1. By combining efficient working techniques with the right products, food manufacturers can keep hygiene in production spotless. That’s why Tork®, the leading global professional hygiene brand by Essity, has launched the Tork Washstation Dispenser, designed specifically to address challenges in the food processing environment.

In industrial environments like food manufacturing, 9 out of 10 employees believe quality tools such as wiping and cleaning products boost productivity and even happiness2 at work. Yet, for organisations that use any form of wipes, inconvenient storage and placement somewhere other than at the point of use can disrupt operational efficiency with wasted movement and over-consumption. Therefore, efficiency in factories is greatly assisted by Dispenser placement.

Establishing operational zones that are clearly distinguished by markings can assist in evaluating dispenser placement. Each zone should have easy access to supplies for production and maintenance tasks in conjunction with accessibility to cleaning and hygiene products. This also helps in reducing the need for employees to share tools or materials with employees outside of operational zones, reducing the risk of cross-contaminating different areas of the factory. Products that have individual portable wiper solutions packaged in a box or bucket are easy to carry to the point of use and can be assigned to one employee to also help reduce cross-contamination.

In factories and warehouses, where speed and efficiency are a priority, dispensers and towels such as the Tork Floor Stand and Tork Industrial Heavy-Duty Wiping Paper can be excellent choices. Floor Stands save time and effort with their high capacity and ease of movement – meaning they can be moved and parked easily, exactly where it’s needed. Reliably reinforced glass-fibre teeth help reduce consumption and waste by assisting workers in taking only what they needed at the time. Paired with the Heavy-Duty Wiping Paper, Regular maintenance, like removing dirt and stubborn stains from surfaces, machines and tools keeps downtime to a minimum.

Optimising efficiency must, however, be balanced with hygiene compliance. The food processing industry has an already established set of standards that are rigorously enforced. Difficulties with food processing production can often be found in non-compliance with hygiene protocols. 54% of production managers say it is hard to motivate workers to comply with food safety and hygiene protocols. 

As production managers strive to sustain high hygiene compliance, choosing the right hygiene solutions can make a big difference. The Tork Washstation Dispenser can help increase productivity, high-capacity refills ensure towels are continuously available and reduce service intervals for replacing rolls, the dispenser is also water-resistant to protect refills, and built to withstand high temperature spray downs, without needing to be covered or removed from the wall. The design also prevents water from pooling and preventing bacterial growth while also reducing worker tough points. Ninety-seven per cent of production managers say having robust, easy-to-maintain and well-stocked hygiene and cleaning dispensers in highly visible locations is critical to increasing hygiene compliance.

Prioritising efficiency with optimum hygiene and cleanliness in food processing facilities is essential to maintaining a strong production line, meeting rigorous standards, and reducing contamination.

About TORK

The Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers worldwide ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Our products include dispensers, paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, napkins, and wipers, but also software solutions for data-driven cleaning. Through expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader that supports customers to think ahead so they’re always ready for business. Tork is a global brand of Essity and a committed partner to customers in over 110 countries. To keep up with the latest Tork news and innovations, please visit

About Essity:

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. We are dedicated to improving well-being through our products and services. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 46,000 employees. Net sales in 2019 amounted to approximately $13.5 billion. The company’s headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity breaks barriers to well-being and contributes to a healthy, sustainable and circular society. More information at

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