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Alsco Uniforms Locations Earn Food Safety Certification

TRSA’s Hygienically Clean ensures processing removes harmful bacteria

PORTLAND, Ore. — Alsco Uniforms, a linen and uniform rental services company, reports that its Portland Industrial, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Toronto branches recently achieved TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Food Safety Certification.

“The overall process to achieve TRSA Certification has been a great, team-building experience for the branches,” Alsco says in a press release. 

“Each team member has played a pivotal role in achieving this Food Safety Certification.”

TRSA certification is a confirmation of a laundry’s dedication both to compliance with government guidelines and rigorous processing of linens and garments using best management practices (BMPs). 

As described in TRSA’s quality assurance documentation, BMPs are the focal point for TRSA inspectors’ evaluation of critical control points that minimize risk within a laundry facility. 

For a facility to earn TRSA certification, the independent third-party inspection must find and confirm essential evidence of the following:

  • Employees are properly trained and protected.
  • Managers understand legal requirements.
  • The facility is OSHA compliant.
  • The physical plant operates effectively.

Facilities with TRSA Hygienically Clean Food Safety Certification must pass three rounds of outcome-based microbial testing indicating that their processes are producing hygienically clean linens and garments with zero presence of harmful bacteria. 

To maintain their certification, laundry plants must pass quarterly tests to ensure that laundered product quality is consistently maintained even when laundry conditions such as water quality, textile fabric composition and wash chemistry change.

Alsco Uniforms Locations Earn Food Safety Certification

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