Tips & Supplies: Protect Your Customer & Your Business

As we start the “New Normal” and establishments re-open, safety is a top priority to ensure the food you prepare and serve your customers is safe, protecting your customers and your business.

Time – Temperature Abuse   Cross
Contamination
  Airborne
Contaminants

Tips and supplies to help you start your establishments “New Normal”

Food Preparation

PREVENT CROSS CONTACT & CONTAMINATION

1. Color, which readily identifies utensils for allergen-free use in the kitchen, with allergen-safe / gluten-free items

2. Using color-coded tools prevents cross-contamination and enabling you to honor guests’ dietary requirements

3. Color is an easy way for the kitchen staff to maintain health.

Color-Coded Professional Cutlery

Color-Coded Cutting Boards

Color-coded handle reduces the risk of cross-contamination and versatile enough for nearly any cutting task Prevent food cross-contamination and minimize foodborne illnesses by promoting superior safety and sanitation

Color-Coded Kitchen Utensils

Allergen-Free Kitchen Utensils

Color-coded utensils keep staff in the know and prevent food from cross contact and contamination Prevent cross-contaminating allergens with the extensive line of Allergen-Free tools by Winco®. Whether it’s gluten, nuts or more, use this stand-out purple color as an easy identifier

Storage

PREVENT CROSS-CONTAMINATION

1. Store food in containers with tight-fitting lids to protect against cross-contamination and to extend the shelf life of foods.

2. To minimize the risk of raw foods contaminating cooked foods, keep raw and cooked foods separate and store them away from each other in the cooler.

3. Cover, label and date all containers and rotate food based on First In, First Out (FIFO) system to ensure peak freshness.

Food Storage Containers

Food Storage Boxes

Make inventory stress-free with easy-to-read graduations.  Round shapes are perfect for stirring, while square maximizes your storage space. Minimize handling with clear visibility and a lid. No need to remove the lid and place on a potentially contaminated surface.

Ingredient Bins

Ideal for dry bulk ingredients with lids to keep out pests and reduce chances of mold.

Shelving

WAYS TO REDUCE RISK

1. Clean shelving regularly to stop bacterial growth, and immediately wipe spills on or under shelving.

2. Keep all products covered and stored at least 6″ above the floor to prevent contamination from pests or dirty floors.

3. Maintain separate storage areas for meat, fish, dairy and produce to reduce risk of cross-contamination

Wire Shelving

Shelving Mats

Vented shelves promote air circulation. Reliable, rust-proof, sanitary shelving that can fit anywhere. Creates a solid surface for wire shelves to prevent small debris and leaks from falling through. Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

Mobile Wire Shelving

Dunnage Racks

Mobile shelving carts that are height-adjustable and on wheels to adapt to your storage needs. Prevent contamination by keeping ingredients 6” above the floor away from dirt and pests

Rack Covers

Protect foods from harmful germs while in transport.

Serve

KEEP FOODS SAFE & FRESH

1. Keep food safe & fresh with food pans and lids, rather than using aluminum or plastic wrap.  Lids protect against cross-contamination and make pans easy to stack.

2. Use colander pans to defrost meats and poultry to keep potentially contaminating juices away from other foods.

3. Maintain safe temperatures: hold cold foods at or below 41˚F (4˚C) and hot foods above 135˚F (51˚C) during service

Deli Crock with Covers

Sheet Pan Covers

Lids maintain the freshness of your food while allowing customers to easily view your culinary creation Protects against dust, germs, bugs, and other airborne contaminants

Food Pan & Steam Pan Covers

Hot/Cold Food Transporters

Functional & decorative lids for easy access, that stay connected to the pan. No need to remove them during service, reducing chances of cross-contamination. Maintain safe food serving temperatures for hours without the use of electricity or sterno

Time & Temperature

MONITOR FOOD

1. You need different types of cooking thermometers to test temperatures when you are making candy, baking bread, grilling meat, or even just storing food in your refrigerator.

2. Commercial thermometers are vital kitchen tools that ensure food is safely prepared, cooked, and served.

3. The only way to accurately read the temperature of your foods and appliances is with a thermometer.

Digital Thermometers

Infrared Thermometers

Provides accurate temperatures of on cooked foods to protect against undercooking. They have a quick readout time and a convenient size to be carried in a pocket or apron for accessibility.
Best used for: Meat, food holding, baking
Take the temperature of surfaces without coming into contact with the food. Since they don’t need to be cleaned in between uses, this makes them convenient for doing quick checks on the holding line.
Best used for: Food holding, receiving

Dial Thermometers

Dial Oven & Freezer Thermometers

Easy to calibrate and don’t require batteries for operation, making dial thermometers dependable and easy to use.
Best used for: Meat, food holding, baking
Designed to withstand extreme temperatures found inside the oven or freezer cabinets. This is more accurate than relying on temperature controls, ensuring that your foods are kept at the safe storage temperature (freezer) or cooked at the precise temperatures (oven)
Oven/Best used for: Ovens, grilling
Freezer/ Best used for: Refrigerators, freezers, cold holding

Display

PROTECT & GRAB ATTENTION

1. Merchandising products protects food from airborne contaminants.

2. Displays prevent customers from overhandling foods, while maintaining a proper temperature and humidity, to ensure your foods stay hot and fresh until they’re ready to serve.

3. Customer-facing guards that allow the customers to view the product while protecting food from airborne contaminants.

Sneeze Guard

Food Warmer

Protect food from airborne pollutants with customer-facing guards. Hinged lid allows for easy access and keeps contents safe, at perfect temperatures for hours without overcooking.

Heated & Humidified Merchandiser

Refrigerated Merchandiser

Prevent foods from drying out and protect from contaminants Maintains a perfect temperature while providing visibility throughout the store and maximizes space usage where space is an issue.
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