As members of the food service community, we take food safety very seriously, and you should too!
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention), "Every year, an estimated 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from eating contaminated food. Some people are more likely to get a food borne illness (also called food poisoning) or to get seriously ill."
So what can be done to prevent the spread of food borne illnesses? Using color-coded utensils is an easy and effective way to visually separate work areas and reduce cross-contamination. Facilities with cross-contact concerns of allergens should particularly consider color-coding to lower that risk.
Vollrath offers a wide variety of color-coded serving utensils that have silver or zinc ions built right into the handles. This design provides a no-nonsense, all-natural antimicrobial solution to help you meet and exceed safety standards for your serving environment. Unlike chemical or man-made antimicrobials which generally interact with only one specific site on a microbe, the natural antimicrobial compound attacks multiple targets on the microbe by obstructing cell respiration, starving the bacteria and preventing cell reproduction.
To view a complete list of these products, visit the Vollrath antimicrobial products page!