PRESS RELEASE – Hygienically Clean Food Safety certification
OELWEIN, IA – CITY Clean and Simple becomes the first uniform laundry provider in the region to receive TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Food Safety certification.
The certification exhibits CITY’s commitment to producing a quality garment rental program that meets food industry standards in the following segments: meat processing, ingredients, dairies, fruits/vegetables, bakeries, grains and other food and beverage segments. With detailed quality assurance plans and procedures, CITY provides textiles with zero presence of harmful bacteria.
TRSA (Textile Rental Service Association) completed a third party inspection evaluating CITY’s critical control points. This inspection was completed to confirm the laundry processing facility meets all certification requirements including the establishment of critical control points, the validation of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system effectiveness, and quality documentation of ongoing certification conformance. These requirements ensure that the facility operates with hygienically clean standards and all employees have been trained to uphold these standards.
Furthermore, all CITY employees completed hygienically clean food safety training. This training provided all employees with the necessary understanding of proper washing/drying procedures, garment inspection, transportation of textiles, and appropriate personal protection equipment to avoid garment and linen contamination. CITY’s service department is also specifically trained to understand appropriate HACCP procedures within a food processing facility.
To receive the TRSA certification, CITY underwent three rounds of microbial testing, which will be completed on an ongoing basis. Testing of water quality, textile fabric composition and wash chemistry was also completed.
“We recognize the importance of food safety and understand that proper uniform laundering is a critical control point in minimizing cross contamination,” Colin Wetlaufer, president of CITY, said. “We’ve made investments in our equipment and technology for the food processing industry, and the TRSA certification is a testament to that commitment. We want to put our customers in the best position to succeed.”