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Color Coding Your Cutting Boards Can Save $$

It’s important to get the best fresh food possible, but the preparation of that food is also important.  Before you put it into the water, heat it in the convection oven, or fry it on the commercial range, you’ve got to cut it down. But before the paring knife, you’ve got to take out the cutting board and make sure that it is clean.

You know about cross-contamination that can occur when you’re preparing your food. One of the ways to avoid this is to have a colored cutting board system at your disposal.  This is a basic way that you can keep foods from touching one another.

Cutting boards aren’t just the giant hunks of wood that they used to be – they come in a variety of colors, shapes, and styles. The Winco 15x20 Color Coded Plastic Cutting Board Set has five colors: brown, yellow, green, red, and blue.  These colors are easily separated out for your convenience.

Brown: Seafood

Yellow: Poultry

Green: Fruits and veggies

Red; Meat

Blue: Cooked foods

By choosing a different cutting board for each type of food, you’re not only preventing cross-contamination, but you’re presenting a little color in the kitchen.  When you’re cutting, make sure that it’s not on a board that has been too scarred – else the potential for bacteria is higher.

Take a look at your boards. Are they in good condition? If not, consider picking up a set of Winco boards today from Restaurant Supply.

2014-12-31 00:00:00
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