World Food Safety Day - Colour Coding & Safety in the Kitchen

The World Health Organization estimates that almost 1 in 10 people annually fall ill after eating contaminated food. In order to draw attention and mobilize action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, June 7th was established as World Food Safety Day.

In recognition of World Food Safety Day we’ve put together a list of some of our top Food Safety products for you to utilize in your business.

Colour Coded Kitchenware

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One of the easiest ways to keep a high standard of hygiene throughout your establishment is to colour code.

Colour coding assigns a colour to different food groups in order to reduce cross contamination between them. While you can use any colours while colour coding it is widely accepted to use the following colours:

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  • Red – Raw Meat
  • White – Bakery Items
  • Green – Fruit & Salads
  • Brown – Vegetables
  • Blue – Raw Fish
  • Yellow – Cooked Meat

 

 

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We offer a range of colour coded kitchenware including knives, chopping boards, tongs, and food storage containers.

 

Food Rotation & Day Labels

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A simple but effective way to ensure that food is fresh is to use food rotation and day labels. These labels have plenty of benefits including:

 

  • Helping to ensure that food is fresh despite it’s appearance
  • Improves efficiency
  • Increases accuracy
  • Reduces food waste
  • Ensures compliance
  • Dissolvable options so there is no residue behind to harbor bacteria  

 

Shop food labels on our website here

Colour Coded Cleaning

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Colour coding cleaning helps to keep your kitchen from being contaminated with germs and bacteria from less hygienic areas like restrooms and dining areas. It also helps to ensure that the chemicals used are not only food safe but safe for the materials in your kitchen.

Typically, the following colours are used when colour coding your cleaning:

  • Red - Washroom
  • Blue – General Areas
  • Green – Kitchen
  • Yellow – Clinical & Healthcare
  • Purple – Antiviral
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You can shop a variety of colour coded cleaning equipment and chemicals on our website, including tea towels & cloths, mops & buckets, brooms, and chemicals.

 

Food Safety & First Aid Signs

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An important reminder for anyone who enters your kitchen, we have a wide selection of food safety and first aid signage available online.

Here are a few top options to choose from:

Prevent Food Poisoning sign

Deep Freezer Guidelines

Refrigerator Guidelines

Cover Cuts Sign

Gloves must be worn sign

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Junior Catering Pack

  • 1 x 100x200mm Sink for Hand Wash Only Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm Defrosted food must not be refrozen Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm No Smoking Symbol Notice
  • 1 x 100x200mm Dangerous Machine Notice
  • 1 x 150x100mm First Aid Symbol Notice
  • 1 x 300x200mm Food Safety Act Guidance Notice
  • 1 x 160x230mm Chopping boards/knives Notice
  • 1 x 90x230mm Now wash your hands Notice
  • 1 x 100x200mm Sink for Food Wash Only Notice
  • 1 x 100x200mm Sink for Utensil Wash Only Notice

Chemical Use Pack

Food Safety Act Sign

ood Storage Pack

 

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  • 1 x 300x200mm Deep Freezer Regulations Notice
  • 1 x 300x200mm Refrigerators Notice
  • 1 x 300x200mm Food Deliveries Notice
  • 1 x 300x200mm New Stock Storage Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm Door Kept Closed Notice
  •  1 x 100x100mm Raw Meat must be stored Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm Fish Only Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm Dairy Products Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm Raw Meat Only Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm Cooked Meat Only Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm Vegetables Only Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm Salad & Fruit Only Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm All food must be covered Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm Spillages must be cleaned Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm Wash Hands Symbol Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm Do Not Store Raw / Cooked food together Notice
  • 1 x 100x100mm Defrosted Food must not be re-frozen Notice

 Food Allergens

 Food Preparation Pack

Food safety is something that should be the highest priority in a professional kitchen, this is only a small selection of products we have available to make it easier for you to keep a high level of food safety.

If you’re unsure of what you need or need something that is not on our website – you can reach out to your local rep or contact us at sales@hughjordan.com | 01 862 7200

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