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Food Processing Uniform Case Study

Food Processing Uniform Case Study

Roscoe has many different types of work uniform rental and floor mat programs that can be customized to each individual customer and can be customized further accordingly to unique characteristics of different departments and functions they perform.

As an example of this flexibility, Roscoe recently installed uniforms and floor mats to a new customer that produces food products. This facility does require that its work uniform rental supplier follow strict HACCP procedures (Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Points), which Roscoe does, as they are a Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified company.

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The Importance of HACCP Compliance in the Food Industry

As a uniform service provider the Roscoe Company works with a lot of customers in the food industry. The food industry has a certain set of rules it must abide by to be in regulation with standards set in place by the federal government. Therefore, the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) exists as the centerpiece of food-safety initiatives.  text

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Food Safety Modernization Act

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HAACP) Certified

2013 saw a crackdown on food safety as the FDA utilized its new authority provided by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law on January 4, 2011. The fairly new law has shifted focus from simply reacting to food-borne illness to preventing from occurring at all.

Similar to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations, under the act, registered facilities must develop and maintain a written food safety plan that includes a hazard analysis of known or reasonably foreseeable hazards that could affect food. Furthermore, preventive controls to minimize/prevent each identified hazard must be applied. Records must be maintained and monitored to ensure compliance. A re-analysis of hazards and preventive controls must occur when there are significant changes in the process or every three years.

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