When food is your business, the safety of your product is vital to long-term success, and careful control of everything you do in your facility is critical to achieving regulatory compliance.
That's where your HACCP/GFSI plan comes in, and why you need a uniform supplier who has instituted internal processes that complement the Prerequisite programs and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) you already have in place.
Minimize cross-contamination risks
UniFirst's Product Protection Process (PPP) is a portal-to-portal procedure (view Process Flow Chart) specifically designed to help minimize cross-contamination threats from being carried on uniforms and other worker garments. PPP begins right at your facility's location and extends throughout all our handling, laundering, and finishing to safely deliver hygienically clean garments back to you. Upon pickup, soiled clothing is carefully sorted by material, color, and soil level. Then, our laundering facilities hygienically launder your uniforms via scientifically developed, microprocessor-controlled washing processes and high temperature drying and finishing cycles. Optional poly-bag deliveries further safeguard workwear.
Laboratory proven protection
UniSafe® Service from UniFirst is a proven preventative approach to potential microbiological hazards in food supply safety, and works effectively to reduce microbiological contamination to levels approaching virtual sterility. In an independent laboratory study, the UniSafe® Service program was measured, monitored, and its effectiveness documented. Lab tests showed that the UniFirst Product Protection Process (PPP) is a consistent pathogen reduction methodology for laundering and processing soiled food-related work garments. UniSafe® Service from UniFirst is a proven preventative approach to potential microbiological hazards in food supply safety, and works effectively to reduce microbiological contamination to levels approaching virtual sterility. In an independent laboratory study, the UniSafe® Service program was measured, monitored, and its effectiveness documented. Lab tests showed that the UniFirst Product Protection Process (PPP) is a consistent pathogen reduction methodology for laundering and processing soiled food-related work garments (download the UniSafe Service and PPP White Paper).
HACCP/GFSI trained service personnel
Our specialized, comprehensive training program for UniFirst service staff, developed by a certified HACCP instructor, calls for the individual training of all UniFirst point-of-contact personnel. So everyone involved fully understands food safety handling and compliance, and how our commitment makes a positive difference in delivering the desired results you need.
Browse a selection of specialized food processing uniforms and lab coats
UniFirst also helps you achieve your “clean process” goals by offering specialized food-related work garments. You'll find workwear for:
- Food processors
- Food manufacturers
- Food distributors
- Food servers
- Chefs, butchers, kitchen staff
- Grocery workers
- And more
Custom logo embroidery and personalization
With our advanced uniform personalization capabilities, you can add eye-catching emblems or embroidery designs for your Uniform Rental Program that showcase your company logo, brand name, and/or employee names. We customize:
- Work shirts and polos
- Executive and casual wear
- Outerwear and T-shirts
- Aprons, smocks, and chef coats
- Hats, visors, and caps
- Protective (safety) clothing
Facility Service Solutions for the Food Industry
With a UniFirst Facility Services Program, you'll spend less time managing and restocking your business’s floorcare and wiping products, restroom and ancillary items, and cleaning and maintenance supplies, and more time focusing on your customers and your core operations. There's no upfront investment, and you can choose from a variety of products, including floor mats, mops, and towels/wiping products, all of which we professionally launder on a regular basis and return to you clean and ready to use. We'll also restock your facility with hand soaps and sanitizers—including Supro Max™, PURELL®, and other brands from GOJO®—along with Tork® paper towels and sanitary tissues, cleaners and disinfectants, air fresheners, and more. Compared to buying retail and stocking these items yourself, we deliver the highest quality products at the very best value to help lower your maintenance costs.
UniFirst facility service products for the food industry include:
- Entrance, photo/logo, and decor mats
- Wet and dry floor mops
- Microfiber mops and wipers
- Hand soaps and sanitizers
- Paper towels and sanitary tissue
- Towels and wipers
- Cleaning solutions and disinfectants
- PPE and safety items
Rent, lease, or buy options
You can choose to rent, lease, or buy your uniforms—so there's an easy, attractive and affordable solution for every budget.