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How Roscoe's Cleaning Process Prevents Microbial Contamination

How Roscoe's Cleaning Process Prevents Microbial Contamination

One of the advantages to the rental services that Roscoe provides is the thorough cleaning of products... more thorough than you realize.

Regarding our washing process and the cleanliness of the linen, towels and work uniforms that we provide to our customers, below you'll find some background information on our process, external audits and independent lab results.

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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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The Chicago Uniform Company Offers Uniforms for Rental, Lease or Purchase

One of the Roscoe uniform rental company’s first slogans in its long history was "Why Buy, We Supply." That still certainly rings true today.  text

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Clean Green Certified

TRSA Clean Green Certified

True or false: Home washing consumes less water and energy as opposed to outsourcing this function to a large-scale textile services company?

You may be surprised to learn that this is false. Industrial launderers have experience, longevity, and responsibility in reducing their environmental impact.

An initiative launched in 2012, by TRSA (Textile Rental Services Association), called Clean Green certification program recognizes laundry facilities for “achieving efficiencies in water and energy conservation and adopting best management practices for reusing, reclaiming and recycling resources.” This should give business owners some peace of mind that their uniforms, linens, floor mats, towels and other reusable textiles procured from Clean Green certified companies are laundered in an environmentally friendly manner, thus, reducing their business’ overall environmental impact.

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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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