If you’re in the food processing industry, cleanliness and food safety are some of your highest priorities. Budget Uniform Rental takes great pride in offering work uniforms and supplies that not only help you look your best, but put you well on your way to achieving your clean processing goals set forth in HACCP/GFSI food safety plans.
HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point and is a prevention based food safety management system. It is internationally recognized and stringently implemented in order to help eliminate potential risks and safety hazards associated with the food processing industry. HACCP plans utilize a systematic approach to food safety that focuses on preventing the chemical, biological, and physical hazards that are most likely to occur during processing. It aims to control these food safety hazards at many levels including food handling, production, manufacturing, consumption and distribution of food products.
First used in the 1960’s by the Pillsbury Company in order to make food for NASA space missions that was as safe as possible, HACCP has since grown to play a vital role in the food industry. Since its creation, the National Academy of Sciences, National Advisory Committee for Microbiological Criteria for Foods, and the Codex Alimentarius has approved HACCP as the most proficient system for food process control.
7 Principles of HACCP
- Conduct a hazard analysis
- Identify the critical control points
- Establish critical limits
- Establish monitoring procedures
- Establish corrective actions
- Establish record keeping procedures
- Establish verification procedures.
HACCP process plans are supported and recognized by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) which is an industry-driven collaborative organization aiming to advance food safety. GFSI evaluates food safety standards and offers manufacturers an opportunity to have their food safety management scheme certified. In order for manufacturers to be certified they must meet certain internationally accepted minimum food safety requirements.
A firm commitment to a HACCP food safety management plan helps your business prevent accidents before they happen, reduce risk in the manufacturing and food preparation processes, and lower potential risks to consumers. Budget Uniform Rental offers uniform rental and cleaning supply services to help you achieve your food safety goals and acquire or maintain GFSI certification. We offer portal-to-portal sanitation control, cross-contamination protection, and food processing and food industry-specific safety garments. With years of experience, Budget has what it takes to properly and consistently manage soil separation, wash temperature, bacteria testing and pest control process standards. When you rent your uniforms and maintenance supplies through Budget Uniform Rental, every item you order undergoes a thorough product protection process, ensuring your food industry uniforms and supplies have been properly sanitized and checked for safety issues before delivery. You can rest easy knowing that your uniforms and supplies meet or exceed the standards set forth in your food safety management model when you take advantage of our convenient, dependable services.