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Flowfresh has achieved HACCP International certification for the second time, for its 'ultra-hygienic polyurethane flooring' range.

The certification comes just over a decade since global resin flooring manufacturer Flowcrete Group first combined the silver-ion-based antibacterial agent Polygiene with a polyurethane coating to create flooring for the industry.

Without an adequate finish underfoot, food and beverage plants were vulnerable to a long list of unwanted costs and problems.

The initially higher cost of installing a thicker, fit-for-purpose flooring solution can lead businesses to opt for a cheaper alternative, however this logic often backfires and ends up costing the company more money over time, according to Flowfresh.

In some circumstances, the cost of a floor failure can exceed even what the above formula is able to calculate, such as in the case of a foodborne illness outbreak.

Flowfresh's antibacterial property has the capacity to eliminate up to 99.9 per cent of bacteria in contact with the floor.