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New clinical outcome study shows 46% decrease in surgical site infection rates at hospital

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Operating theatres are supposed to be sterile environments, but studies show that they remain contaminated with microscopic pathogens even after they have been cleaned. The remaining germs and bacteria can pose a threat to the next patient in that room - but there are ways to dramatically reduce this contamination, as a new study has confirmed.
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Spring forward with four fresh new products from Greyland

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As seen at the Manchester Cleaning Show and now available to order, the new line up of Spring fresh products from Greyland consists of three 750ml trigger sprays and an angle neck.
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Dublin street cleaning and maintenance may be privatised

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Street cleaning, road and housing maintenance are amongst services that Dublin City Council may be about to privatise, as a result of the refusal of councillors to back chief executive Owen Keegan's plans for a new 'super depot' in Dublin 8, which would have become a centre for street cleaning and maintenance staff serving all of Dublin city centre and the southeast of the city. A workforce of around 400 could be affected.
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Railroad cleaning up tracks from leaking tanker

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A railroad tanker (Ed: Love the term but totally in awe of the 'rolling stock' - isn't it magnificent!) carrying 25,000 gallons of animal fat leaked along tracks Monday from Missouri Valley in Harrison County to Fairfax in Linn County, a distance of approximately 200 miles.
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Don't flush - just because it says flushable, it doesn't mean you should

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Urging people to take a closer look at their personal hygiene disposal habits, the Ontario Clean Water Agency and the Clean Water Foundation - together with the Regional Municipality of York, Town of Mississippi Mills, Niagara Region, City of Barrie and Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury - have teamed up to launch the I Don't Flush 2016 public awareness campaign on personal hygiene products.
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Expert warns of harmful microbeads in oceans

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Global water, energy and maintenance solutions provider, NCH Europe, has launched HDHC Natural, a heavy duty hand cleaner with a non-abrasive scrub formulated from olive stone instead of the harmful plastic microbeads that are contributing to the pollution of our oceans and damaging sealife.
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RayVio launches ultraviolet LEDS to facilitate clean water and environments

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Health and hygiene company, RayVio, has today announced that it has launched a new series of ultraviolet LEDs with what it says are the highest power output available from a small surface mount device footprint.
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GenEon's on-site disinfectant generating system awarded coveted EPA Registration Number

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GenEon Technologies has been awarded a US Environmental Protection Agency Registration Number for its On-site Generating System.
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Last week I discussed the highs and lows of websites but two of the things I didn’t mention were being followed around the Web by advertising from companies whose websites I’ve visited, and the potential to ‘chat to an advisor’.

I work across two industries – cleaning and FM, and the kitchens, bathrooms & bedrooms sector. As you can imagine, I visit a lot of websites, looking for contact details that should have been included by the PR companies that sent the release, or for other information, or for images to support the story (which should also have been included).

There’s an exhibition coming up and it’s following me around the Web like a bad smell. How can I tell the advertiser it’s wasting its money; that I’m not a potential exhibitor and that I’m unlikely to visit its website again in case this harassment (as that’s what it feels like) continues for even longer?

Being able to chat with an advisor can work two ways. I’ve had good interaction that’s left me with such confidence in the organisations that I’ve written great things about them. Sometimes though, it can all go horribly wrong, as an episode last week showed…

An email landed in my spam folder selling a fleet tracking service. As both the industries I write for have fleets in their thousands, I thought I’d ask for more information to share with you.

I wasn’t able to reply to the email because my Internet Service Provider had seen it as a threat, so I visited the company’s website. It turned out to be one of those I was berating last week but it did redeem itself by offering a ‘chat with an advisor’.

Oh dear…

I explained very briefly about the email, that I was never going to be a customer but that a story shared with Cleanzine’s 100,000-plus readers could attract customers if my details could be passed to the marketing department so they could send me some information.

“Amy left the conversation” (without comment). I was asked for feedback on that conversation. I hesitated. “Amy returned to the conversation”. She asked me to fill in my details (I’d already given them) and said someone would contact me with pricing and further information. My response?

“You’ve not read what I’ve written, have you?”

Needless to say, my subsequent feedback wasn’t complimentary – and the company won’t be getting a write-up in Cleanzine either…

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This Week's News

Stay above water with flood clean-up tips from the IICRC

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To facilitate safe and speedy flood clean-up, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) offers its top tips for reducing property damage and limiting health risks once the water has settled.
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SOAPBOX: What does the new 14 day self-certification proposal mean for patients and employees?

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Please clean Nairobi to boost hygiene

* Nairobi.jpgNairobi is a magnificent city which every Kenyan anticipates to tour, but the pungent smell from burst sewers, stagnant water and uncollected garbage is turning the once green city in the sun into one huge garbage site." writes Enock Mukila in 'citizen journalism' publication The Standard Digital News.
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Low cost nebulization the Spanish way

* Proandre.jpgProandre's new Nebu Nebulizer range is a cold aromatisation system that converts concentrated fragrance essence (without the use of gas) in a dry cloud of aromatic micro-particles - so light that they are able to stay in space longer than usual, travelling with the air - to provide a full and homogeneous aromatisation at very little cost financially.

Ideal for use in stores, shopping malls, hotels, fitness centres, schools, health centres, theatres, airports, casinos, public buildings, toilets cruise ships and the like, the unit can be left on continuously or programmed so it operates during, say, the facility's opening hours.
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Incentive QAS and the City & Guilds Group team-up to provide workforce with living wage

* Jamie-Wright.jpgIncentive QAS, the specialist cleaning arm of leading independent facilities management company Incentive FM Group, has introduced the London Living Wage to a key workforce servicing one of its major clients. Higher wages are now being provided to those employees delivering a range of cleaning services to the City & Guilds Group, a leader in global skills development.
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Morclean going for gold (but will be winning with silver)

Morclean-Binwash.jpgMorclean has announced a significant new development in filtration for its bin wash machines.

Most bin wash machines on the market today (including previous Morclean models) have three basic stages of filtration based on a micron level of fine mesh, using industry-standard gauze type filters.
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Ninth consecutive Gold award for Mitie

* MITIE.jpgMitie is celebrating a ninth consecutive Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. The award follows the recent confirmation of Gold Awards for three of Mitie's largest integrated facilities management contracts - Rolls-Royce, Lloyds Banking Group and the Cumbrian Collaboration.

For the past 60 years, the annual RoSPA Awards have been held to celebrate excellence in safety performance.
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New aqueous degreasers clean up manufacturing

* Aqua-Sol.jpgThe Maintenance & Partsmaster Innovation Platform of global water, energy and maintenance solutions provider, NCH Europe, has launched Aqua-Sol, a new range of aqueous water based degreasers, designed for the industrial removal of grease, dirt and soil from machinery, parts, and food processing equipment.
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Are you working with water safely?

The Water Management Society is running a two-day event on 28th and 29th June 2016 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, which will combine presentations with interactive workshops and will reveal intriguing insights into various water management disciplines.

There will be up-to-date information on current and new Government guidance and in addition, the afternoon workshops will allow all delegates to meet with the speakers to discuss current topics around water management and facilitate stimulating discussion.
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Fresh Breeze Odour Neutraliser's doing the trick!

* Prochem-canister.jpgProchem Europe tells us that its recently launched new-technology B230 Fresh Breeze Odour Neutraliser concentrate, enhanced with a winning fresh 'ocean breeze' eco fragrance, is proving popular.
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TCFM helps transform disabled people's lives by partnering with Remploy

* TCFM-Remploy.jpgTC Facilities Management is commemorating its 10th anniversary of its partnership with Remploy, the UK's leading provider of disability employment, by aiming to place its 1000th candidate with the organisation. The partnership has transformed the lives of many disabled people supported into employment and who contribute to delivering a great service to clients each and every day.
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Recycling company fined after worker was injured in machinery

A recycling company in Nantwich has been fined after a 24-year-old worker was seriously injured when he was dragged into machinery. Chester Crown Court heard how a worker for Nick Brookes Recycling was dragged into the unguarded conveyor resulting in his right arm having to be amputated up to his shoulder.

An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive into the incident which occurred in August 2013 found that the conveyor belt was in extremely poor condition and access to the belt was possible as it was unguarded.
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Contract Manager

c. £24,000-£26,500
Cambridge, UK


Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Contract Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a competitive salary depending upon experience. Benefits include; the use of a company vehicle, mobile phone & tablet, plus 28 days holiday per annum (Including bank holidays).

We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Contract Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage the service delivery of a number of key contracts. We require an experienced, professional, hands-on and customer-focused individual that shares our commitment to effectively manage an established team, to achieve consistent high cleaning standards.

Job Purpose

To effectively manage cleaning services at sites allocated to you in line with Quality Care Cleaning standards, statutory requirements and as directed by management.

Key responsibilities
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Technical Sales Manager: Midlands



PALLMANN is the 100+ year old division of the German Uzin-Utz AG and manufactures products and machinery for the installation, renovation and maintenance of wood floors. 


We wish to appoint an experienced sales manager to promote our innovative, full range of products to contract customers and their clients.

Strong relationships within the wood floor or floor care market, an ability to identify and develop business opportunities and the self motivation to succeed will be rewarded with a generous career package and an enviable opportunity to play a key part of our success.

The ideal candidate will live in the Midlands area and should expect some time away from home, in the UK and in Germany.
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Account Manager (UK and Ireland)

Salary; £40k per annum +On Target Earnings (OTE), + Car, Pension.

WECOVI, a long established Dutch manufacturing specialist to the professional cleaning and leisure sectors, is seeking to recruit an Account Manager to maintain and develop its business within the United Kingdom and Ireland.

This appointment offers an exciting and challenging opportunity for a sales professional to join a progressive organisation which has operations in The Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the continuing development of the company's business with existing accounts and to build new and profitable business relationships. The role includes working with other account managers to train end-user customers in the correct use of the company's products and to develop and train distributor staff to ensure the maximum optimisation of the Wecoline brand.

We are seeking to appoint a young or experienced industry professional who is enthusiastic, willing to work hard and who is looking to enhance their career with this dynamic and growing international Organisation.

For more information please check www.wecovi.com/en/news

Ready for the challenge?

If so, please submit your up to date cv to; CERATA Limited, email; keith.baker01@btinternet.com, tele; +44 1162609171, Mob; +44 7712 142706.


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National Account Managers

Southern & Northern UK, OTE £70K

Reintec (part of the HSS Group) are a specialist Hire, Sales and Service cleaning equipment provider who support customers throughout the UK. As the business continues to grow, we now have fantastic opportunities for two National Account Managers to join our team covering both Northern and Southern UK.

The National Account Managers will work closely with our Sales Director to attract new customers whilst ensuring customer retention and growth. The role will focus on the development of the sales pipeline for Reintec to drive revenue and win new business.

Alongside a proven sales experience from the contract cleaning industry, communication skills, commercial awareness and a 'can do' attitude are the key ingredients we're looking for. You'll need to be comfortable working with key stakeholders across the business and happy to present to new and existing customers.

What are the benefits? We'll be honest - it's our colleagues that make us what we are. As well as a competitive salary, company car and fantastic bonus, we provide an industry leading benefits package with an extended range of family-friendly benefits.

Interested? Please visit www.hsscareers.co.uk to apply or for an informal chat call Annie Bhagat on 0161 7494046.


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Technical Manager

c. £45,000 UK based

A new position has become available for a Technical Manager to join the British Institute of Cleaning Science. The successful applicant will take the lead in developing a new range of training and learning programmes, using different methodologies including classroom, practical and online. These new products and services will contribute to the increase in training and membership sales and other related business in both the UK and Internationally. The role will include delivering consultancy services to our customers when appropriate.
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Strategic Operations Manager

Cambridge, OTE 40K-50K

Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Operations Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a OTE salary range of £40,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Strategic Operations Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage our service delivery. We require an experienced, professional, quality driven individual that shares our commitment to customer care, team work & high standards to effectively manage an established team.

The Strategic Operations Manager Job Description

Job Title: Strategic Operations Manager Based at: Quality Care Cleaning Ltd. Copley Hill Business Park Reports to: Managing Director Responsible for: Operational Staff Job Purpose To manage the planning, analysis and delivery of a multi-site commercial cleaning service. The post holder will be responsible for organising, evaluating and revising service whilst maintaining high levels of cleaning service standards, cost effectiveness, and increasing turnover.
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Field Sales Executive/Estimator



Swift Office Cleaning Services Limited is an ISO9001 & 14001 accredited company that has an excellent opportunity for a Field Sales Executive to join their team. You will be visiting potential clients' premises covering London, Herts & Essex to discuss their requirements for daily office cleaning and various associated services. 

A proven sales record in the cleaning industry is essential and you will be able to understand the clients' needs thoroughly, allowing enough time for our cleaning staff to complete our proposal that caters for the clients requirements at the budget they are prepared to spend. Telesales is also a vital part in this role, so experience in all aspects of lead generation is essential.

The successful candidate will be: An excellent communicator with the ability to build rapport with customers. Professional in appearance and conduct. Experienced in field sales in the daily office cleaning or associated cleaning industries and preparing accurate proposals and making your own appointments. Flexible with regards to travel and working when required for new client and contract start meetings. Clean driving licence and ideally living within 25 mile radius of Harlow.
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We have an opportunity for a

Field Sales Manager
Central England

We are looking for the right person to join our sales team. This is a very rare opportunity to join our small, friendly team and sell our unique, premium quality floor cleaning equipment in the central area of England.

Duplex Cleaning Machines has been a leading industry expert in the supply of commercial and industrial cleaning machines since 1986.

Recognised and trusted throughout the UK and globally, the Duplex range cleans all types of flooring and features the unique ability to clean and sanitise with the power of steam. The Duplex machine is the result of many years of the finest design, engineering and craftsmanship with each machine being hand-built in Italy.

Duplex has been an ISO 9001 accredited company for over twenty years demonstrating our compliance with all quality standards related to the supply of products and services.

The successful candidate will be well-organised, professional and familiar with dealing with people at all levels. Experience of the cleaning industry is preferred although full training and product information will be given. 
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Jan Hobbs
Publishing Editor
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New study by MoppedUp reveals how having a cleaner is no longer regarded as a luxury

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Cleaning and FM industry will share, inspire and innovate at upcoming 2016 Facilities Show

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The cleaning industry will be out in force, showcasing its products and services.
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RP Adam opens new £100,000 powder plant at Selkirk factory

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RP Adam Ltd (Arpal Group) has opened a new £100,000 UK powder production plant at its manufacturing base in Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders.

The new facility has been designed to meet a growing demand for powdered detergent across the UK, and will initially handle 400,000 kilos of product per year, aiming to exceed the one million kilo mark by 2020.
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Road sweeper refuel cost worker his life

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A waste management and plant hire company in Derbyshire has been fined after a worker was fatally crushed between two vehicles while refuelling.

Derby Crown Court heard how 39-year-old Matthew Lambert was refuelling his road sweeper at the yard of Leedale.
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'Domestic Bliss that is Best of British', writes Hazel Langley of Induction Junction

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There are few things Stephen Munton, director of the Domestic Cleaning Alliance , would like to do more than put his 12 plus years as what he terms 'a local scrubber' to good use, writing comedy.

Although he admits "there is probably a limit to the number of people who want to sit and listen to the endless, often un-scriptable, stories we domestics have," I for one could listen all day.
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Operation Magnify; Bulletin 4 - Immigration Act 2016: John Findlater of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, writes...

Dear CSSA Members and Industry Colleagues,

We have been advised of the following by Philippa Rouse, Head of Illegal Migration, Identity Security & Enforcement from the Home Office's Immigration & Border Policy Directorate (IBPD): The Immigration Bill 2015, which had been introduced in Parliament in September 2015, has now received Royal Assent and will be known as the Immigration Act 2016.
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Arrow Solutions launches £1m international expansion plan

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The launch of two new innovations and significant international expansion is promising to deliver 10% growth in sales this year for an East Midlands manufacturer of specialist chemicals.
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Monthind Group takes staff numbers to over 1000 following Cambridge acquisition

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Monthind Holdings, parent company of Monthind Clean, has announced the acquisition of Cambridge-based commercial cleaning contractor Atkins Gregory.

Monthind will take over responsibility for all Atkins Gregory staff, contracts and its headquarters in Cambridge, while the business will continue to trade as Atkins Gregory.
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Regent Samsic boosts London market share with acquisition of JPC Cleaning

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National building support services contractor, Regent Samsic has acquired London-based JPC Cleaning. The acquisition accelerates Regent Samsic into the upper echelons of the UK soft services supply sector and boosts substantially its share of the prime London region marketplace.
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Taxi drivers need toilets too

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The latest issue of Truckers Toilets' UK discusses an article in the Fourways Review, which reveals that the City of Johannesburg is partner to a scheme that includes property stakeholders and communities, aimed at providing 2,000 public toilets for mobile workers.
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Delphis Eco awarded second Royal Warrant

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Delphis Eco, the UK's fast-growing manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products, has been granted Her Majesty The Queen's Royal Warrant.

The granting of this Royal Warrant reflects Buckingham Palace's commitment to sustainable initiatives, including the use of ecological cleaning products.
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Busman's holiday for Bournemouth window cleaner

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Luke Rayner, who heads up the Sandbanks, Bournemouth-based Harvard Window Cleaning, is feeling pretty content, having been flown to the Majorca house of one of his local clients to clean the windows there - a job that took him a week.
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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
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Clean Middle East Pulire
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Hygienalia+Pulire
14-16th November 2017
Madrid
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8th December 2017
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Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018
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The Manchester Cleaning Show
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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
15-18th May 2018
Amsterdam
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ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
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