Country Choice has launched ’Kitchen Essentials’, a package of cleaning and hygiene products, food preparation equipment and all the relevant documentation needed for food retailers to put a compliant system in place. The Country Choice ’Keeping it Clean’ technical manual provides a step-by-step guide to creating and managing a hygiene programme.

Stephen Clifford, marketing controller, Country Choice, said: "All businesses engaged in food preparation must have a documented hygiene system that complies with legislation such as COSHH (Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health) and the Food Safety Act."

The range of cleaning products includes: cloths and scourers, hand wash solutions, paper towel systems, cleaning solutions, cling film, foil, refuse sacks and even first aid and burns kits. All items come in single or small pack sizes for ease of handling and storage.

"As well as making it easier for retailers to keep their bake-off area clean, ’Kitchen Essentials’ will provide them with the peace of mind that comes from knowing the job has been done to the highest standards, in compliance with legal obligations," added the firm.