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Industry Announcement: 

The Canadian Sanitation Supply Association have reported that there are new developments regarding their industry trade show, Can Clean 2017. The executive board of the association has taken a very close look at the current activities to date and have confirmed that many of the elements of the show are struggling in terms of booth sales, sponsorships, innovation showcase area and the overall progress to date.

With the recent news of the CSSA membership vote that overwhelmingly supports a new direction to form ISSA Canada, the board feels that a successful Can Clean show is more critical than ever to our industry, it's members and the exhibiting trade show stake holders who invest heavily in the event. As a result, they have made the decision to postpone Can Clean until April of 2018.

A Can Clean committee will be formed to develop a robust strategy for the 2018 show which will include re-visiting such things as distribution being omitted as exhibitors from the show and a more defined educational program. They will also be able to draw on the vast experience of the ISSA who also believe that a Canadian trade show is of the utmost importance to our industry.

For further information contact the CSSA office
905 665-8001


WHO identifies 12 most dangerous pathogens

The World Health Organization (WHO) published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens,” identifying 12 bacterial threats and grouping them by priority: high, critical and medium. Knowledge will guide research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part of WHO’s efforts to address growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines. The also create more conversation around antimicrobial resistance and infection control. 

Lend a helping hand to washing

I’m sure you’ve read one of the many studies that show people aren’t washing their hands properly after restroom visits away from home. Given the tremendous public health benefits, you should ask yourself what you can do in facility restrooms to increase the likelihood of hand washing. 

Researchers hone in on when and where Zika virus attacks

The Zika virus attacks tissues in the nervous system, male and female reproductive and urinary tracts, muscles, joints and lymph nodes, and persists for at least 35 days, according to a study conducted in a nonhuman primate model by a multidisciplinary team of researchers at OHSU in Portland, Ore. The research, published today in Public Library of Science Pathogens, furthers understanding of where and at what precise point in time the virus attacks. 

Zika virus in Canadian travelers more severe than expected

A new study sheds light on the acquisition and features of Zika virus in Canadian travelers, indicating it was as commonly confirmed as dengue in people returning from the Americas and the Caribbean but more severe than expected, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). 

Cleaning evolution: How dishwashing detergents have changed with the time

Look at any advertisement for a liquid dishwashing detergent—whether the product is for home, commercial, or institutional use—and you will invariably see two words used over and over again: Grease cutting. It’s not hard to understand why manufacturers of dishwashing liquids place such an emphasis on these words. Cooking grease and oils are tough to remove from pots, pans and utensils, so consumers as well as those who wash dishes in commercial locations welcome all the help they can get. 

CSU chemists create tests to detect presence of water- or food-borne bacteria

Borrowing concepts from medical diagnostic devices, Colorado State University chemists have created a simple, cheap set of handheld tests that can detect the presence of many water or food-borne pathogens. If applied in the field, such tests could greatly reduce the number of expensive follow-up tests needed to keep the food supply safe from fecal contamination. 

2017 ISSA Innovation Award Program now accepting entries

Entries are being accepted for the 2017 ISSA Innovation Award Program. Manufacturers and service providers have a chance to submit their innovative products and services for a chance to win an ISSA Innovation Award.


People may be becoming ill in hospital – from the sinks

Hospital sinks may be hotbeds of drug-resistant bacteria, according to a new report. Research carried out in the US has found that splashes on the sides of sinks may harbour potentially deadly bacteria. 

Feminine hygiene - creating a positive experience

ECJ takes a look at the issue of menstrual equity, a new movement calling for free, tax free and/or freely available sanitary products in all women’s washrooms. This drive could present opportunities for washroom service companies, and for distributors. 

Happy Hands Dispenser Design Contest winners named

After receiving more than 3,000 votes from across the nation, Deb Group has announced the elementary, middle, and high school winners of the official Happy Hands Dispenser Design Contest. The dispenser design contest was part of a larger campaign to educate and promote hand hygiene in schools. 

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