Food Processing Uniforms
Food Processing & Manufacturing Uniform Rental Programs
When it comes to food safety, you need food processing uniforms that not only look good, but keep your employees safe and clean while reducing the risk of cross-contamination and protecting the food supply.
Our food safety uniform programs are customized to fit your specific operation’s needs while keeping you compliant with the latest industry regulations and standards.
Additionally, our wash and repair program eliminates contaminants and ensures cleaner, safer, longer-lasting uniforms for your staff.
Food Safety Garments
We offer a wide variety of food processing & manufacturing uniform garments, from aprons to chef and lab coats, that will keep your employees safe, compliant, and comfortable on the job, every day.
All uniforms in our food safety catalogue provide the highest functionality and quality of comfort. To adhere to all industry standards and fit your business’ unique needs, our food safety collection includes garments with no pockets, no buttons, and elastic knitted cuffs.
We ensure your workers are fitted in breathable and flexible garments that will allow them to be comfortable while completing physical tasks all day long without feeling restricted. That, on top of lightweight material, guarantees that your workers stay cool all day long, eliminating risk of overheating.
ISO 22000 Certification: A Food Safety Standard
ISO 22000:2018 requires organizations to:
- Plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing products that, according to their intended use, are safe for the consumer.
- Demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements.
- Evaluate and assess customer requirements and demonstrate conformity with those mutually agreed on customer requirements relating to food safety, in order to enhance customer satisfaction.
- Effectively communicate food safety issues to their suppliers, customers, and relevant interested parties in the food chain.
- Ensure that the organization conforms to its stated food safety policy
- Demonstrate conformity to relevant interested parties.
- Maintain registration of its food safety management system by passing annual audits from an external organization.
Measuring yourself against a globally recognized standard and being third-party audited is the only true way to prove you can effectively service the food industry. Northern Uniform is the only uniform rental company in North America to achieve and maintain the ISO 22000:2018 registration.
The Benefits of Northern’s P.A.S.S. | Food Program
Protective Apparel Safety System
Northern Uniform offers a unique program designed to streamline costs and provide full documentation for the development and maintenance of food safety workwear.
Our P.A.S.S. | Food program is a verified and traceable, fully documented, and third-party audited process.
Our ISO 22000:2018 registration covers services provided under this program, which is a significant enhancement to a standard uniform service.
Northern's P.A.S.S. | Food Program
Every P.A.S.S. | Food garment that passes through our plant is distinguished by a yellow-backed barcode. This identifies each garment as a P.A.S.S. program piece, which allows us to recognize them at a glimpse and handle the garment according to our ISO 22000 procedures. This, coupled with our RFID systems, enables tracking and managing of inventory like no one else can offer.
We verify that our P.A.S.S. | Food garments are allergen free by conducting random protein swabs of every food safety delivery.
Starting a Food Processing Rental Program is Simple with Northern
Northern Uniform is proud to be the first uniform rental company in North America to successfully attain the ISO22000:2018 Food Safety Management System certification.
This proves our ability to control food safety hazards and implement systems throughout our operations that consistently provide safe garments for our food processing customers.
Here’s how we do it:
Equipped with the right PPE, your trained Service Specialist picks up soiled garments, and carts them away for laundering at Northern’s facility—avoiding any opportunity for cross-contamination.
Each item is washed at 160 degrees Fahrenheit in our open-pocket washers; machines specially designed to avoid cross contamination that can occur with spinning washers.
Proper sanitization is guaranteed by automated alarm monitoring on formula steps and computerized chemical injections, as well as physical temperature and pH verification at regular intervals.
Garments are swabbed, then packaged and sealed in plastic. Garment packages are then placed into sanitized carts and staged in for transport.
Carts are loaded in clean trucks and kept separate from the dirty garments. Your garments will arrive clean, sanitized, and ready to go!
6. Thoroughly Documented
The entire process, from start to finish, follows our ISO procedures for dependable, documented consistency.
We Make Uniform Rental Easy and Convenient
- Employees are assigned garments based on the company’s work week. A 5-day work week requires 11 fresh uniforms per employee.
- Every week, we will pick up your soiled uniforms and return them to you clean and fresh from the previous week.
- We make it easy for you to keep up with all your workwear needs, so that you don’t have to.
Our uniform rental program is guaranteed to help your business run smoothly and safely in as little as 8 weeks, with no surprise invoicing. When you work with us, we’ll take the stress out of uniform supply and management.
Food Safety is More Than Just Uniforms. Keep Your Facility Clean, Too!
When it comes to food safety and handling, you need to ensure that your facility is as hygienic and clean as your uniforms. That is why in addition to uniform rental, Northern Uniform also offers facility service programs that can be customized to your operation.
Request Information About Food Processing Uniforms Today!
At Northern Uniform, our utmost priority is making sure our clients are satisfied. One way we do this is by enforcing the best possible laundering