From prepping to serving, the TableCraft team is proud to offer SaferFood Solutions products that provide food-safe strategies, improve efficiencies, reduce waste, and promote cleanliness and sanitation within any establishment. And since September is National Food Safety Month, let’s dig a little deeper into example of how our SaferFood Solutions products can do all that, and more!
From color-coding, to battling contaminants and keeping prep areas clean, these products are have earned the SaferFood Solution seal of approval! Here are eight strategies for sound foodservice applications.
And while you’re at it, keep a lookout for the SaferFood Solution icon in our 2023 Foodservice Catalog, indicating which products earned the distinction.
1. COLOR-CODED SYSTEMS HELP PREVENT CROSS CONTAMINATION
Cross-contamination is the transfer of harmful bacteria to food from other foods. TableCraft’s color-coded products like our Grippy Cutting Boards are designed to eliminate cross-contamination and promote Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) guidelines by associating a color with a type of food. No more cutting raw meat on the same board as the produce.
Our SaferFood Solutions cutting boards are sanitary and easy to clean (dishwasher safe). Their integrated handles make for easy carrying, hanging and storing.
2. COLOR-CODING SPEEDS UP PREPARATION
Color-coding speeds up food prep while providing a system that ensures accuracy and organization. Our Widemouth Silicone Sauce Bands allow you to easily identify the contents inside your squeeze bottle. Associate your famous homemade ranch with a specific color, or we offer custom imprinting to make it even easier.
The same can be said for our PourMaster V-Neck Tops, in assorted colors. They make finding the right cocktail mix a quick decision by using bright colors on the tops and bottoms of each bottle.
3. FOOD ROTATION MANAGES THE QUALITY AND SAFETY OF FOOD
Minimize waste, ensure proper food rotation, and save time with our selection of Dualway and NSF InvertaTop Squeeze Bottles (available in 12 oz and 16 oz capacities).
These squeeze bottles from TableCraft dispense from the bottom and fill from the top allowing gravity to work its magic. This promotes proper food rotation and minimizes waste.
This design has openings at each end of the bottle, making them easier to clean with less risk of bacteria build up. And work with fast-flow and slow-flow liquids, for a versatile back-of-house tool.
4. CROSS-CONTAMINATION FROM FOOD AND FOOD CONTACT SURFACES
One of the most overlooked vehicles of cross-contamination are cardboard film and foil dispensers. Cardboard is absorbent and cannot be washed easily; allowing it to harbor microbial germs, contaminants and pests.
In response, TableCraft introduced our Rapid Wrap and KenKut 3 solutions to keep food safe by eliminating cross-contamination from unsanitary cardboard cutter boxes and complies to HACCP and food code standards.
These options get the film and foil out of the flimsy, cardboard box and into an easy-to-load plastic container. They help save money by using 100% of the roll and can even be mounted on the wall, saving precious countertop space.
5. CLEANLINESS HELPS PREVENT FOODBORNE ILLNESS
Cleanliness is a major factor in preventing foodborne illness. Everything that touches food should be cleaned often. Our Ridal Collection Serving Baskets are dishwasher and microwave safe – allowing your kitchen to run more efficiently by saving time and keeping to SaferFood standards.
6. KEEP YOUR CONTENTS SAFE AND COVERED
Our popular Sani-Cap Tethered Caps (C100TC) keep contaminants and foreign particles out of squeeze bottles, or any bottle with a standard cone tip, and ensure safe food practices in a lively kitchen. Get them in a pack of 12 to replace lost caps or add to BOH prep areas.
7. ENSURE SAFE & SANITARY PRACTICES BEHIND THE BAR
TableCraft’s Universal Liquor Pourer Covers and Dust Caps are the sanitary solution to keep contaminants out of liquor bottles. Liquor Pourer Covers and Dust Caps comply to most local bar regulations and are dishwasher safe.
Our Screen Em Pourers add an extra layer of protection, as well, by reducing the risk of pesky fruit flies with an integrated screen design making them perfect for outdoor venues or open air environments.
This design prevents the risk of cross-contamination, limits liquor evaporation, and complies with many food regulations that require you to cap your pourers at night.
8. PREVENT “CROSS-CONTACT” OF KNOWN FOOD ALLERGENS OR GLUTEN
TableCraft has the dedicated tools to help prepare and label foods for your allergen-sensitive and gluten-intolerant guests. Our assorted Bamboo Picks come in a variety of options to help you do that. Label foods by temperature, vegetarian or vegan, allergy or gluten, or with a simple purple pick to help identify potential risks for your customers. They’re an easy yet effective way to communicate with staff and patrons.
Our SaferFood Solutions collection of products promotes a safe kitchen, reduces health risks, and protects your customers. TableCraft works hard to adhere to all health and safety regulations so implementing them in your kitchen is a breeze.
When flipping through the TableCraft Foodservice 2023 catalog, keep any eye out for our logo next to products that earned the “SaferFood Solution” seal.