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Food Allergy Safety Products

Food Allergy Safety Products

Last updated on 9/21/2017

In an ideal world, you'd wash, rinse, and sanitize every utensil prior to preparing a meal for a customer with an allergy. But even trace amounts of food can cause cross-contact. To eliminate the risk completely, designate equipment for known allergy-only meals. This equipment should be stored separately and labeled in some way to note it is only to be used on food allergen dishes.

Purple-colored kitchen supplies are commonly used to prepare food allergy dishes. In this article, we highlight some allergen safe kitchen tools that can be found right here at WebstaurantStore! And don't forget that many of our knives, spatulas, gloves, towels and other products come in various colors to help you create your own color coded system to avoid cross-contact and cross-contamination.

Food Markers

Food markers are a great, visual way to indicate to your customers or employees which foods contain allergic ingredients. Use them on buffet lines, at catered events, in the kitchen, or to mark dishes at the table.


These purple food thermometers make it easy to identify which temperature gauges are used with allergy-free foods. Having multiple sets of utensils, cutting boards, knives, and other kitchen gadgets is essential for preventing cross-contact with allergens and other dangerous germs.

Kitchen Hand Tools

Any utensil that comes in contact with food have the ability to crosscontaminate other food items. By keeping your kitchen hand tools color coded, you can reduce the risk of cross-contact and accidental exposure to allergens.


You use different colored knives for meat, veggies, fruits, fish, and poultry, so why not color code for allergy-free products as well? Purple-handled knives are a smart way to quickly identify its intended use and prevent cross-contamination.

Cutting Boards

Just as there are color-coded cutting boards for use with meat, fish, poultry, dairy, fruits, and vegetables, there are also special colored boards for use with allergy-free foods. The San Jamar Saf-T-Zone system is a great choice for any kitchen looking to incorporate allergy-free recipes into their menu. The kit includes a cutting board, a set of turners, a knife, tongs, and a carrying case.

View all of our Color Coded Cutting Boards!

Cafeteria Trays

Elementary, high school, and college cafeterias can be particularly dangerous places for people with food allergies. With the number of people who have food allergies growing, these trays are a smart option for cafeterias that want to offer gluten-free and allergen-free meal options to students and customers.

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