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Hygienic handling of food and beverages is particularly important in the catering industry. That is why we at Vytal, together with our suppliers, have invested a lot of work in designing our containers so that they are easy to wash. This allows us to offer our Partners containers that can be washed according to current hygiene standards and are sustainable at the same time.

Hygiene is a top priority for us and our Partners .

Our Partners are required to rinse all containers before serving. Our Vytals are dishwasher safe, leak proof and also microwave safe (please remove lid first) - this allows the food to be reheated at home without decanting, if desired.

Important: We ask that you rinse your Vytals once with cold water after consumption before returning them to your Vytal Partner

Cleaning a Vytal Bowl under running water

Plastic can do so many things ...

Our containers are made of BPA-free polypropylene (PP) and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). We spent a long time looking for a suitable material and manufacturer and then decided on this very high-quality plastic, which is particularly easy to recycle. Plastic has the advantage that the containers are light and stable, keep the food warm well and do not heat up so much themselves that they can still be carried comfortably. Our containers are developed and manufactured according to EU standards in Germany and the Czech Republic, and can be used at least 200 times, according to the manufacturer. From as little as 10 fillings, they are more environmentally friendly than disposable packaging and save up to 30 kg of COβ‚‚ over their life cycle compared to disposable packaging made of Styrofoam or aluminum.

Tips for cleaning for Partners

At the issue and return point

πŸ‘‰ Make sure that your dispensing and return point is cleaned regularly.

πŸ‘‰ Disinfect your counter at regular intervals to avoid cross-contamination.

πŸ‘‰ If you have a Vytal return box on site, also disinfect it at regular intervals and wash out the green bag properly with water and detergent

As a tip: Integrate these To Do's into your existing cleaning schedule. This is a real help so that these important points are not forgotten and a regular cleaning cycle is maintained.

πŸ‘‰ Should your guest return a very heavily soiled Vytal to you, you can refuse to accept it. If the return of the heavily soiled Vytal was done via a return box, you have the option to have us contact the Vytal user via the "report" button in the Vytal Partner App. We will ask him to return only pre-cleaned Vytals in the future.

How does this work? By scanning the container as usual via the "Take back" function and clicking on "report" in the next step.

Screenhsot cell phone "How to report a container?"Screenhsot cell phone "How to report a container?"

Before rinsing

Remove adhesive labels from the Vytals to avoid annoying adhesive residue and clogging of your dishwasher (except the QR code sticker, of course) . This must stay on and is dishwasher safe.)

πŸ‘‰ Open the lids of the Vytals and remove coarse food debris from the containers before placing the Vytals in your dishwasher.

πŸ‘‰ If the Vytals are too light for the water pressure of your dishwasher and are constantly flying around in the machine, you can weigh them down with a grid or use a dishwasher basket with flaps.

The rinse

In principle, we do not recommend hand rinsing, as the important factors such as water temperature, use of rinsing agent, duration of action and the use of the right aids ("Sinner's circle")) cannot be observed in order to achieve a perfect rinsing result.

Infographic Vytal Hygiene

πŸ‘‰ F ortunately, you can conveniently wash the vytals together with other dishes via your gastro/industrial and household dishwasher.

πŸ‘‰ If you unfortunately can only wash your vytals by hand, please pay attention to these important parameters so that your new guest can enjoy clean vytals.

The drying

πŸ‘‰ Complete drying of the Vytals is important! This avoids undesirable germ multiplication! To allow the residual moisture to escape, do not stack the vytals inside each other until they are completely dry.

πŸ‘‰ Stack the containers on a drying rack so that they can dry completely.

πŸ‘‰ If this is not possible, re-dry them with a clean cloth used only for this purpose. It is best to use a different color for the cloth so that it is not used for other purposes, and be sure to change it regularly.

πŸ‘‰ It is a good idea to check your rinse aid component. A higher rinse aid component will improve the drying performance of your Vytals. There are even rinse aid components that have been specially developed for plastic rinsing. Ask your detergent supplier about this.

πŸ‘‰ With conventional industrial and conveyor dishwashers, the drying phase can even be extended. For more detailed information, please consult your dishwasher manufacturer, who will be able to advise you on this matter.

Two white Vytal reusable bowls in the dishwasher

Check the condition of your vytals regularly

πŸ‘‰ Regular visual inspection is the be-all and end-all. Scratches and cracks in the surface of the Vytals provide space for unwanted germs and bacteria. Therefore, sort out heavily scratched Vytals directly.

πŸ‘‰ In the course of this, you can also collect heavily discolored or defective Vytals in a box to send them back to us and receive new Vytals in exchange.

πŸ‘‰ For the exchange of defective Vytals, please feel free to contact our partner support
under: 0221 / 66941563

Miriam Schwerdtner

Key Account Manager Company Catering | Topic Lead Hygiene