National Food Safety Month - Week 1 Receiving

National Food Safety Month was created in 1994 to heighten the awareness about the importance of food safety education. Each year a new theme and free training activities and posters are created for the restaurant and foodservice industry to help reinforce proper food safety practices and procedures. Visit Food Safety Month for more information.

Food safety begins at the receiving dock. While it is important to inspect every item that is delivered, the top 5 that can escalate quickly to a dangerous level are live shellfish, shucked shellfish, shell eggs, milk, and frozen foods. The following chart points out important temperatures and characteristics of food that is ok to receive.

Woolsey Associates can help with equipment for proper receiving and storage!

The ERS series scales by Edlund are the latest in heavy-duty,  portable receiving scales. Choose between plug-in, AA battery operation, or rechargeable battery pack option for ultimate versatility, includes a large LCD display. Choose from large and extra-large stainless steel platforms with 60-300lb capacity.

In the receiving process, it’s important to transfer perishable food out of its shipping container and into storage containers to ensure food quality and stop bacteria and pets before entering the kitchen. Cambro has you covered with service carts for transport, shelving and dunnage racks for storage, warewashing, and most importantly all types of food pans, boxes, crispers, and bins for every ingredient. Cambro Food Storage Overview

Cooper Atkins has you covered with Accurate for Life digital thermometers. Check every product that comes through the door without having to worry about field adjusting and accuracy of your thermometer. These thermometers have a guaranteed lifetime warranty and come in various styles.

Contact your Woolsey Associates rep today for more information!