Developed from TRSA’s Hygienically Clean for Healthcare, the new Hygienically Clean Food Safety program emphasizes best practices for laundry processes and quality control practices verified through facility inspection and microbial testing of reusable textiles. Verified laundry practices include washing procedures (detergent formulas, temperature, disinfectant, pH, extraction), drying, garment inspection, and transportation. A certified laundry plant must follow an operational flowchart that maps these procedures as well as pickup, unloading and sorting of soiled items, and sorting of clean laundry. Employees’ use of personal protective equipment must be documented. HACCP practices will also be examined.
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