Sell it to me: Victorinox
The Swiss manufacturer's newest range of HACCP certified knives
Alain Hospenthal, Victorinox’s head of commercial cutlery marketing and sales, reveals the group’s latest range of HACCP certified knives
What is your newest product?
Victorinox has recently launched its range of HACCP certified knives which come with specially designed coloured grips. HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) regulations require that all hazards are analysed and suitable countermeasures put in place. With its inbuilt colour coding, the knives indicate their intended use, thus boosting safety and hygiene and ensuring that clients are able to satisfy these international food regulations.
Why is this product special?
Victorinox manufacturers roughly 60,000 household, kitchen and butcher knives per day which are popular with professionals and consumers alike. We have our stringent quality system in place in Switzerland which assures a consistent product quality. This all ensures that we know how fast things can move in big professional kitchens, and how it isn't long before the knife that's just been used to joint a chicken is being used to chop chicory for a salad. And if the chicken is contaminated with salmonella, it’s highly likely that the salad will be too. By separating knives that are clearly allocated to separate uses, the international colour concept defines different colours for different risk areas.
Why does my hotel need this product?
In addition to the internationally recognised colour concept, the HACCP knives from Victorinox also boast exceptional quality standards. As a result, the first-class quality of the steel and optimum hardness ensures the best possible edge retention with a minimum risk of breakage. And the non-slip Fibrox handles can be sterilised at up to 150C, which makes them ideal for use in the kitchens of hotels, restaurants, catering companies and hospitals. What's more, Victorinox provides a lifetime guarantee covering all material and manufacturing defects.
What benefits will it offer my hotel guests?
We understand how both chefs and customers expect a high level of safety when it comes to food preparation. With the use of high quality materials, Victorinox’s HACCP certified knives can ensure zero cross contamination of foodstuff, while a high quality product also guarantees a much longer usability, thus lowering costs.
Where can I purchase this?
Victorinox supplies ranges of kitchen and butcher knives across various channels in 130 countries.