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Important Notice about the HLAC Laundry Process Monitoring ToolKit™ Program

 

HLAC does not have access to an individual Laundry’s analysis and compilation of its test results.  HLAC will have no obligation or liability of any kind to the Laundry for problems caused by the laboratory or the Laundry including, without limitation, the Laundry’s: failure to follow the laboratories’ written instructions; use of a ToolKit with materials not supplied by the laboratory; misuse or improper use of a ToolKit; or failure to properly store or ship any ToolKits or test samples.  Analysis and compilation of test results may be compromised if the Laundry fails to follow the ToolKit instructions.  HLAC DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS OF PARTICIPATING LAUNDRIES AND THE LABORATORY.

 BIOBURDEN (TEXTILE) ANALYSIS

Bioburden testing is an effective tool for qualifying processes, identifying best practices establishing continuous process improvements. The analysis includes testing for TAMC, Total Yeast and Mold Counts (TYMC), and anaerobic spore forming bacteria such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Viable counts provide metrics on the textile provider’s ability to achieve and maintain a state of cleanliness in their products. Products sampled are cotton, polyester and blends, representative of the highest volume materials being processed.

 Bioburden (Textile) Analysis