When it comes to food safety, trust AUS
March 28, 2017
If you’re in the food business (cooking, serving, and/or delivering), it’s imperative that you maintain a safe and contaminate-free work environment. When choosing a uniform provider or laundry service, here are just a few things you should keep in mind:
1. Uniforms should be cleaned as often as possible
Your employees should never start a shift with a dirty uniform or apron. Consider a provider who offers a consistent and reliable uniform rental programme. Australian Uniform Service’s, for example, delivers fresh uniforms, towels, and mats each and every week. Programmes like these allow a steady supply of fresh garments suitable for your food-handling business.
2. It’s important what materials your uniforms are made out of
Did you know recreational / traditional clothing materials have significant cleanability issues? If your food-handler’s uniform becomes hard, stiff, or brittle, particles could contaminate your food supply, endangering both your employees and your customers. Choose a uniform provider who’s aware of these risks and ask them to design a programme specific to your company’s needs.
3. You should choose a launderer who’s HACCP certified
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) is a risk management system that identifies, evaluates, and controls hazards related to food safety throughout the manufacturing chain. A HACCP program can be implemented for control of physical, biological, and chemical risks throughout operations, and helps assure regulating authorities and customers that you are taking every reasonable precaution to assure food safety.
For more information, contact Australian Uniform Service today! We have locations in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. All have been awarded National HACCP accreditation (c/o SAI Global Food Safety CODEX Certification).