Hygiene is of great importance within our company. “Just say that it is your right to exist,” says Dianto – specialist cultivation employee. “At WPK we do everything we can to guarantee optimal hygiene – especially given the high pressure of viruses, such as the tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV).” A few years ago, all processes were examined to eliminate possible sources of contamination from the smallest nooks and crannies.
Why is washing hands three times not enough?
Clean hands are very important to us at WPK. All employees at every WPK location take their responsibility in this. They wash their hands a total of four times before they start working: washing twice and disinfecting twice. After all, disinfecting dirty hands has little effect.
In addition, we ensure that no one enters the workplace without changing clothes or wearing outer clothing – such as coveralls, gloves and overshoes. Once on the work floor, spread is minimized during every contact with the crop. It may look a bit ridiculous to some people, but “we seal our legs before we come into contact with the crop, to name just one example. In addition, all working materials are cleaned and disinfected during the weekly cleaning and we disinfect the floors after each cultivation phase of approximately twenty days.”
This is how customers and suppliers contribute
You cannot guarantee optimal hygiene alone, you really do this together. In addition to everyone within our company, the parties involved also contribute to this. For example, we ask customers to spray or disinfect return materials once before they enter our company. In addition to good hygiene, we also jointly support our mission to make the world a little greener. Good hygiene can, among other things, prevent waste.