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Braun Linen Gets Hygienically Clean Hospitality Certification

Posted February 14, 2019 at 5:51 pm



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Braun Linen Service Inc., a third-generation owned and operated industrial laundry based in Paramount, CA, recently achieved the Hygienically Clean Hospitality certification. This achievement reflects the company’s commitment to best-management practices (BMPs) in laundering as verified by on-site inspection and capability to produce hygienically clean textiles as quantified by ongoing microbial testing.

The certification confirms Braun Linen’s dedication to compliance and processing textiles using BMPs as described in their quality-assurance documentation, the focal point for Hygienically Clean inspectors’ evaluation of critical control points that minimize risk. The independent, third-party inspection confirms essential evidence that:

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

In addition, the Paramount facility passed three rounds of outcome-based microbial testing, indicating that their processes are producing hygienically clean linens and garments with no harmful presence of bacteria and fungus.

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

This process eliminates subjectivity by focusing on outcomes and results that verify textiles cleaned in these facilities meet appropriate hygienically clean standards and BMPs for hotels, bed and breakfasts, and other lodging industry segments.

Certified laundries use processes, chemicals and BMPs acknowledged by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and others. Introduced in 2012, Hygienically Clean incorporates the international cleanliness standards for healthcare linens and garments used worldwide by the Certification Association for Professional Textile Services and the European Committee for Standardization.

Objective experts in epidemiology, infection control, nursing and other healthcare professions work with TRSA launderers to ensure the certification continues to enforce the highest standards for producing clean hospitality textiles. With 100-plus years as the linen, uniform and facility services industry’s leading business association, TRSA’s expertise in laundry BMP development is unmatched.

Braun’s Ponoma, CA, location has also earned Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification.

“Congratulations to Braun on their certification,” said Joseph Ricci, TRSA president and CEO. “This achievement proves their dedication to building their customers’ confidence that their laundry takes every step possible to prevent human illness.”

For additional information about TRSA’s certification programs, contact Angela Freeman, manager, certification programs, at 703.519.0029, ext. 111, or afreeman@trsa.org.