More and more people are being diagnosed with having some sort of allergen, whether it is pollen or food. They are definitely on the rise.
So what does this mean for the food industry?
For those preparing food, whether in a processing plant or a restaurant, it is so important to ensure that high allergen foods are prepared separately.
What are foods with high allergens?
According to EU regulations, there are 14 ‘high risk’ foods which are associated with allergens;
Gluten, Crustaceans, Eggs, Celery, Milk, Fish, Treenuts, Sulphites, Soya, Sesame, Peanuts, Mustard, Lupin & Molluscs.
What can be done to reduce the risk?
Now we certainly don’t want to teach anyone how to suck eggs, but one of the first things to do is draw your customers attention to the fact that you use high risk allergen foods.
This has already been going on for years. Any responsible restaurant owner understands the risks. Not only do they understand, but they want to protect their customers. Unfortunately, there have been stories of an irresponsible takeaway owner who didn’t regard his customers safety as high priority. He didn’t alert his customer to the fact that he was using a peanut oil and it resulted in a fatality.
Going the extra mile
Introduced into the UK by Row & Sons in the 1970’s, colour coded cutting boards have been used ever since to prevent the cross contamination of foods. Our colour coded collection consists of:
- Red Raw Meat
- Blue Raw Fish
- Yellow Cooked Meats
- Green Salad and Fruit
- Brown Vegetables
- White Dairy and Bakery
- *Magenta Allergen-Free Products*
Magenta Allergen Free is a bright pink board. The striking colour of the Magenta board is to draw attention to the fact that only high risk allergens are to be prepared on the board
Other than the striking bright colour of Magenta, it holds many other benefits.
Like every Rowplas board, Magenta is completely dishwasher safe; and offers exceptional durability.
As with all high density coloured Rowplas material, the characteristics of magenta provides a surface finish much kinder to professional knives compared to other standard graded polyethylene boards UK Manufacturing Site Manufactured in Manningtree, Essex, the Magenta Food Chopping Board can be supplied in standard sizes or tailor made to bespoke requirements.
If you require any assistance about our products please email our team at [email protected] or call 01206 396688