The Country Range Group has expanded its professional range of cleaning products for 2010, with the addition of a food-safe sanitiser and a heavy-duty degreaser, both in five-litre bottles. It has also launched a range of napkins, in two sizes. These are initially available in white, but there are plans to add more colours in the near future.

Country Range Group MD Colin Birchall said that, more than ever before, there is no room for complacency when it comes to hygiene. Since January 1, 2006, changes in legislation have required all food businesses to have a documented food safety management system, showing how they ensure safe food.

"Behind the scenes in a commercial operation, it’s vital to eliminate the prospect of food poisoning from poor hygiene and cross-contamination by keeping equipment and surfaces super-clean," he said.

Other new products include: 10-litre bottles of own-brand Essential machine dishwash and Essential machine glasswash; retail-style 500ml, pump-action bottles of its bactericidal hand soap; and a new bottle in its thick bleach range a 750ml swan-necked container.