Hotelympia product launches: health and safety

By Melodie Michel

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Hygiene and fire safety are key components of running a successful kitchen. This year's Hotelympia has seen an array of product launches in this field.

Environmental Biotech launches fire-retarding filter

Eco-friendly supplier Environmental Biotech has introduced a natural filter for extractor hoods, reducing fire hazard in UK commercial kitchens. 

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EB Safety Shield is 100 per cent natural and recyclable, and absorbs 98 per cent of the grease usually evacuated through extractor hoods, reducing restaurants’ environmental impact and cleaning costs.

Steve Smith, managing director at Grease Prevention Systems International, the US company that sold the product to Environmental Biotech for the UK market, explained because the natural materials the filter is made of would help it extinguish a starting fire.


“It improves restaurants’ fire safety profiles and eliminates the need to wash the exhaust hood, cutting their water usage. When the filter needs to be changed, we collect it to recycle the grease it contains into biofuel,” said Smith.

The filter was created in Australia 12 years ago and has been present on the US market for three years.

Pasture Naturals showcases new sanitiser

The hand sanitiser is enriched with Vitamin E and aloe-vera, free from perfume and colour, absorbent and quick-drying. It is designed to keep skin moisturised and feeling soft. 

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Protecting the skin from harmful germs and preventing cross contamination, it is an anti-microbial formulation against MRSA and Pseudomonas and conforms to European standards.

The product can be either wall or surface mounted using the Pasture naturals’ marine grade stainless steel or aluminium holders.


The pump doses at 0.5ml, compared to the industry standard of 1ml, delivering twice the usage and half the waste. It is deliverable in two pack formats: 300ml and 5 litres.

Cloud-connected food safety by Checkit​ 

Checkit has unveiled its improved checking device with added cloud storage capacity, improving security and facilitating multi-site monitoring by making food safety records accessible whenever and wherever the data is required.

The hand-held checking devices can transfer records to a dedicated monitor as well as smartphones, tablets or PCs. The supporting cold storage monitoring ‘pebbles’ automatically check temperature 24 hours a day. 


Checkit is easy to set up and use, and removes the need for pen and paper systems that can lead to errors and inaccuracies. The latest product is customisable to fit in with existing technology systems, making data easy to transfer and analyse. Suitable for single or multi-site businesses, it is simple to implement and cost-effective.

Related topics: New Products, Cleaning & Hygiene, Equipment

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