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HACCP & FSMA: What You Need to Know about Work Uniforms

HACCP & FSMA: What You Need to Know about Work Uniforms

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 …

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The Benefits of a Mat Rental Program

Want to reduce your company’s maintenance and injury costs? Invest in a rental mat program.

Floor mats save premature carpet replacement and reduce the maintenance required on hard surface floors. The labor required for this is extensive and expensive; it accounts for about 90% of building maintenance cost, according to Cleaning Management. Even removing just a pound of dirt adds up, with estimated costs exceeding $750 (International Sanitary Supply Association).

An effective mat will minimize the amount of dirt, soil and water tracked in from outside. Not only that, but it will also store contaminants and prevent particles from …

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How to Eliminate Work Uniform Rental Shortages

How to Eliminate Work Uniform Rental Shortages

“I didn’t get my uniforms delivered this week.”

This the most common complaint our Sales Team hears when talking with prospective customers using another work uniform rental supplier. In the textile rental industry, this common problem is call a shortage.

This blog post explains why work uniform rental shortages occur and how we eliminate them.

Why Do Shortages Occur?

Some reasons include the following:

  • Uniforms were picked up for cleaning, but didn’t leave the laundry in time for the customer’s next delivery the following week
  • Garments from different wearers/accounts may be tied together when staged for clean delivery
  • The Route

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Roscoe is Customer Focused

The recent Spring Mat Contest has improved Roscoe’s sales through the summer and boosted our customer satisfaction ratings – effectively enhancing our position as a leading textile rental company in the Chicago market. Roscoe has also created four Task Forces, led by dedicated Team Members, to continue our focus on customer service.

Three major changes have been set in play solidifying our insistence on providing superior products and services.

First, Roscoe Team Leaders are looking to expand our side-elastic offerings to cotton and flame resistant apparel. Roscoe’s Route Service Representatives are currently wear testing cargo pants. We have offered side-elastic …

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Reusable vs. Disposable Shop Towels

The debate is over whether reusable or disposable shop towels are more beneficial. The Industrial Wiper Rule is in its final stages, awaiting the final seal of approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A battle Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA), and other reusable advocates, have been fighting since 2003 for this law to be enacted.

Disposable users have long claimed that reusable towels and wipers pose health risks, while studies showcase that reusable towels are safe, and the more efficient, cost-effective, sustainable option.

Reusables are sorted, handled, processed, finished and monitored by commercial launderers that have earned certifications …

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