Alsco Uniforms Portland Industrial, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Toronto Earns TRSA Hygienically Clean Food Safety Certification

Portland, Oregon — Mar. 12, 2024 — Alsco Uniforms Portland Industrial, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Toronto, branches  of Alsco Uniforms, the premier worldwide linen and uniform rental services company, recently achieved the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) Hygienically Clean Food Safety Certification, which ensures that laundering processes effectively remove pathogens from healthcare linens and garments.

TRSA certification is a confirmation of a laundry’s dedication both to compliance with government guidelines and to rigorous processing of linens and garments using best management practices (BMPs). As described in TRSA’s quality assurance documentation, BMPs are the focal point for TRSA inspectors’ evaluation of critical control points that minimize risk within a laundry facility. For a facility to earn TRSA certification, the independent third-party inspection must find and confirm essential evidence of the following:

  • Employees are properly trained and protected.

  • Managers understand legal requirements.

  • The facility is OSHA compliant.

  • The physical plant operates effectively.

Facilities with TRSA Hygienically Clean Food Safety Certification must pass three rounds of outcome-based microbial testing indicating that their processes are producing hygienically clean linens and garments with zero presence of harmful bacteria. To maintain their certification, laundry plants must pass quarterly tests to ensure that laundered product quality is consistently maintained even when laundry conditions such as water quality, textile fabric composition and wash chemistry change.

The overall process to achieve TRSA Certification has been a great, team-building experience for the branches. Each team member has played a pivotal role in achieving this Food Safety Certification.

About TRSA

Millions of people rely every day on the clean uniforms, garments, linens, towels, walk-off mats and other products that TRSA-member commercial laundries provide. TRSA serves its members by promoting and protecting its companies and educating owners/operators, executives and management through professional development independent certifications that conform to internationally recognized standards, advocacy and research. For more information about TRSA and its certifications, visit

About Alsco

Alsco is a fourth-generation family owned and operated business, founded in 1889, that was recognized by the prestigious Hohenstein Institute for having invented the linen and uniform rental industry. Celebrating 135 years of business, Alsco provides linen and workwear rental services to customers that include restaurants, healthcare, automotive industry and industrial facilities. With over 80 locations and more than 20,000 employees, Alsco provides world-class service to customers in 13 countries. Learn more at

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