Hygienically Clean: AmeriPride Certifies GA Plant

Posted August 26, 2016 at 11:46 am

AmeriPride Services Inc. recently announced that its Watkinsville facility has certified with TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Healthcare program, according to a news release.

“This achievement demonstrates our commitment to the customer through ongoing improvements to our cleaning processes,” said John Sutherland, senior vice president of U.S. operations for AmeriPride. “By understanding and responding to our customers’ needs, we’ve been able to differentiate ourselves in the industry. Achieving this new healthcare designation in Watkinsville is a big win for the branch, our organization and our customers.”

To attain Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification, a commercial laundry must adhere to quality standards for its equipment, operations and personnel. It also must undergo third-party biological testing of laundered products. After implementing these requirements, a plant must complete an on-site inspection by an independent auditor selected by TRSA. Maintaining the certification requires ongoing submissions of laundered products for biological testing on a quarterly basis to ensure continuing compliance with the certification criteria.

While two other primarily healthcare textile laundries in Georgia have achieved the Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification, the AmeriPride facility is the first industrial uniform and linen facility in the state to do so.

TRSA President and CEO Joseph Ricci offered his congratulations to AmeriPride’s Watkinsville branch for taking the steps necessary to certify their plant as a Hygienically Clean Healthcare facility. “Congratulations to AmeriPride and their Watkinsville management on the attainment of this industry milestone,” Ricci said. “Healthcare customers can rest assured that AmeriPride goes to exceptional lengths to prevent human illness and measure the cleanliness of its products.”

Click here to learn more about TRSA’s Hygienically Clean certification programs for healthcare, food service, food safety, hospitality and more.

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