UniFirst Stockton Certified for Food Safety
UniFirst Corp.’s Stockton, CA, location recently was certified with TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Food Safety (HCFS) program, according to a news release.
“More and more, we’re seeing our customers in food-related industries looking for third-party validation that our specialized Product Protection Process (PPP) and our hygienically clean standards are consistent with HACCP guidelines,” said Adam Soreff, director of marketing and communications at UniFirst, Wilmington, MA. “Working with a Hygienically Clean Food Safety-certified laundry helps reassure them that their managed uniform program is working in concert with their own food safety protocols to help them ensure food safety for customers.”
TRSA is an international trade association for textile services companies and suppliers. It has the expertise to determine the most hygienic laundering solutions for food manufacturing and food processing facilities and workplaces, the release said.
HCFS certification recognizes commercial laundries that achieve and verify the hygienic cleanliness of work garments through best-management practices, quality assurance and third-party biological testing. TRSA’s inspections evaluate practices relevant to handling and processing textile products used in food manufacturing/processing establishments for consistency with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) directives. In addition, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) practices are examined to show conformance.
UniFirst Stockton General Manager Jacob Spurzem said earning TRSA’s HCFS certification further establishes UniFirst’s credibility as it relates to a focus on quality and food safety for consumers. “Our primary business objective is to provide our customers with only the best service quality possible, along with great-looking, image-enhancing uniforms.” He added that, “Being awarded this certification underscores our commitment to that objective and testifies to the skill and knowledge of the teams who execute the operations at our facility.” Click here for more information on Hygienically Clean Food Safety.