Hygiene Solutions Namibia – setting hygiene standards in Namibia’s food industry

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Hygiene Solutions Namibia cc is a fast-growing cleaning and hygiene materials supplier in Namibia.

Brothers Mark and Jason Weiss together with their father Peter Weiss formed the company as a family business towards the end of July 2011. Together, the trio has over 50 years’ experience, with special emphasis on food industry, supplying various red meat and fish producers.

From its factory in Lafrenz Industrial Area in Windhoek, the company manufactures detergents and disinfectants. While working on strengthening its production capacity, the company supplements its business with imported products bearing the SABS mark such as the SABS 1828 and SABS 1853 food grade products, which are distributed to the outlying areas. They also have distribution agents in Walvis Bay.

“As far as our imported chemical cleaning products are concerned, we pride ourselves to the fact that we enjoy full agency status to the well-known company ECOWIZE based in South Africa. Coupled with their INTERTEK-listed products, we are also assured of their technical services and international back-up,” says Jason.

However, Hygiene Solutions is working closely with the Namibian Standards Institute to obtain accreditation for its locally manufactured detergents and sanitisers to minimise the importation of goods.

The Hygiene Solutions team offers various services to clients, including staff training that encompasses basic food hygiene training such as personal hygiene, hand hygiene, basics on microbiology and environmental hygiene.

The company also conducts regular hygiene audits and checks looking at basic cleanliness, verifying cleaning procedures and taking photos “so that we can report back to management and use this material as a training platform to improve the hygiene standards of the specific food facility.”

It also supplies chemical dosing units for clients. The advantages of having these units installed is that they ensure effective cleaning and sanitising by ensuring that correct dilutions are implemented and keeping wastage to a minimal.

Big names in the Namibian food processing industry, such as Seawork Fish Processors, Westhook Fish Processors, Seaflower White Fish, Flamingo Inflight Caterers, Tunacor Fisheries Limited, Abroma Fishing Industries and Hartlief Continental Meat Products enjoy the products and services of Hygiene Solutions.

Author: Andreas Thomas