Tips & Supplies: Protect Your Customer & Your Business

Food safety is of the utmost importance, to ensure the food you prepare and serve is always safe at all times, protecting your customers and your business.

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Tips and supplies for navigating the “New Normal”

Food Preparation


1. Color can be used as a visual cue, identifying utensils for specific work stations and indicating allergen-free-only use in the kitchen.

2. Using color-coded tools prevents cross-contamination and enables you to honor guest’s dietary requirements.

3. Color is an easy and effective way for the kitchen staff to maintain health & safety.

Color-Coded Professional Cutlery
Color-coded handles can be used to reduce the risk of cross-contamination while offering versatility for any cutting task.

Color-Coded Cutting Boards
Prevent food cross-contamination and minimize foodborne illnesses by promoting superior safety and sanitation.

Color-Coded Kitchen Utensils
Color-coded utensils keep staff in the know and prevent food cross-contact and contamination.

Allergen-Free Kitchen Utensils
Prevent cross-contaminating allergens with the extensive line of Allergen-Free tools by Winco®. Whether it’s gluten, nuts or more, use this standout purple color as a visual identifier.



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

2. Proper storage keeps raw separate from cooked foods, and minimizes bacteria and cross-contamination.

3. Cover, and label & date all containers, and follow a First In, First Out (FIFO) rotation system to ensure peak freshness.

Food Storage Containers
Protect against airborne contaminants with airtight lids. Round shapes are perfect for stirring, while square bins maximize your storage space.

Food Storage Boxes
Clear-view containers and lids minimize handling of contents. No need to repeatedly remove the lid and unnecessarily introduce contaminants.

Ingredient Bins
Ideal for protecting dry bulk ingredients, keep out pests and lessen chances of mold. Identify contents through clear front lid, reducing amount of opening.



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

2. Keep all products properly covered and stored at the minimum required 6 inches above the floor to prevent contamination.

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

Wire Shelving

Rack Covers

Commercial-grade vented shelves promote air circulation. Standard metal wire is reliable, rust-proof, and sanitary, and can fit anywhere. Protect foods from harmful germs while in transport.

Mobile Wire Shelving

Dunnage Racks

Versatile mobile shelving carts, used for indoors or outdoors (curbside pickup). Carts are height-adjustable and on wheels to adapt to storage needs. Prevent contamination by keeping ingredients 6” above the floor away from dirt and pests



1. Keep food safe from airborne contaminants with food pans and lids rather than using aluminum or plastic wrap.

2. Lids protect against cross-contamination and adds stackability.

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

Deli Crock with Covers
Lids maintain the freshness of your food while allowing customers to easily view your culinary creations.
Sheet Pan Covers
Protects against dust, germs, and other airborne contaminants.

Food Pan & Steam Pan Covers
Functional & decorative lids for easy access, reducing chances of cross-contact and airborne contaminants.

Hot/Cold Food Transporters
Ideal indoor or outdoor curbside pickup, maintain safe food serving temperatures for hours without the use of electricity or chafing fuel cans.

Time & Temperature


1. You need different types of cooking thermometers to test temperatures when 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 core temperature of your foods and appliances is with a thermometer.

Digital Thermometers
Provides accurate temperatures of 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

Infrared Thermometers
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 infrared thermometers 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



1. Merchandising products protect food from airborne contaminants.

2. Enclosed 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/shields allow customers to view the product while protecting food from airborne contaminants.

Sneeze Guard
Protect food from airborne pollutants with customer-facing clear-view shields.

Food Warmer
Hinged lid allows for easy access and keeps contents safe and at perfect temperatures for hours without overcooking.

Heated & Humidified Merchandiser
Minimize handling and protect from airborne contaminants.

Refrigerated Merchandiser
Maintains a perfect temperature while providing visibility throughout the store and maximizes space.

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