CITY Becomes Hygienically Clean Recertified

Posted on: November 29th, 2021 by Natalie Rudrud | No Comments

This month, CITY was re-certified for the second time as a hygienically clean laundry making CITY the only one in the state of Iowa and one of two in the state of Minnesota to have reached this level of quality.

The Hygienically Clean certification recognizes linen, uniform, and facility services companies’ commitment to cleanliness through laundry plant inspection and third-party, quantified biological testing.

To attain the Hygienically Clean certification, CITY had a facility inspection and our laundered products passed three rounds of outcome-based microbial testing, indicating that their processes are producing Hygienically Clean textiles and diminished presence of yeast, mold, and harmful bacteria.

“With the systems and processes we have in place, we ensure that what our customers are getting is clean and the right quality,” Luis Portillo, CITY’s Director of Operations said. “To me, it’s very important that the customer doesn’t have to worry about it and being hygienically clean certified does that.”

As CITY’s Hygienically Clean (HC) coordinator and Executive Assistant, Brenna Ballo oversees the quality of CITY’s food processing garments and is in charge of maintaining the TRSA Hygienically Clean Food Safety certification.

“I was very excited to be part of the process, a lot of food processing customers depend on us and if we fail our inspection, I fail. It’s very important to me to make sure we follow the guidelines and make sure workers feel safe in their uniforms,” Brenna said.


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