Food Safety Education Month: The Role of Uniforms in the Food Manufacturing Industry
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that 1 in every 6 Americans (a total of 48 million people) get sick from eating contaminated food every single year. And for food manufacturers, a food recall on average is $10 million in direct costs, in addition to reputation damage and loss of sales. That’s why in September, we recognize Food Safety Education Month to bring awareness to the importance the food processing industry plays in keeping our food supply safe.
At Kleen Kraft, food safety is important all year round. Uniforms play an integral part in helping the food processing industry prevent the spread of food-borne illness.
The Importance of Uniforms to Food Safety
When it comes to food handling, sanitation and safety need to be top priorities. Implementing a uniform rental program is one way food processors can minimize the risk of contamination in their facility in two key ways: 1) the right uniforms reduce the chance of foreign objects falling into foods and 2) commercially laundered garments create a more hygienic food-handling environment.
Food processors and manufacturers need a uniform supplier who understands the food safety industry's unique requirements and can provide them with the level of cleanliness and sanitation needed to meet and exceed industry regulations and standards.
Kleen Kraft is HACCP Compliant and Hygienically Clean Certified in Food Safety
Our food safety uniform program is not only HACCP Compliant, but it has also been Hygienically Clean Certified in Food Safety by the TRSA.
The Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is an internationally recognized system for controlling biological, chemical, and physical hazards that can affect the food supply. To help our customers remain HACCP compliant, Kleen Kraft maintains a keen understanding of the seven HACCP principles and has designed a food safety uniform program with specialized garments and a sanitizing laundering process designed to meet and exceed FDA, USDA, and HACCP standards and regulations.
Hygienically Clean Certified in Food Safety
The Hygienically Clean Certification in Food Safety by the TRSA reflects Kleen Kraft's commitment to food safety. By receiving the certification, Kleen Kraft has proven that we follow the best management practices in the laundering industry and consistently deliver hygienically clean uniforms that are free of harmful bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants so they are safe for our food processing customers.