One of the worst things to happen to your restaurant is to have your customers get sick because of your food. The worst part of customers’ potential sickness though is if it was due to something completely avoidable, and your employees were just being careless.
Allergic reactions to certain foods can be a serious problem for some people (i.e.: peanuts) and sometimes evenly deathly. To avoid this altogether it is important to take every precaution to ensure that the food you serve to people with allergies has not come into contact with what they are allergic to. In order to do this, you must prepare their food on a completely different surface. It is also important to use an allergen cutting board because no matter how much you wash your cutting boards, you just can’t risk the slightest traces of some foods being left in the crevices.
An idiot proof way to ensure that your cutting board stays free of those common allergen foods is to color coordinate. The San Jamar Saf-T-Grip Allergen Cutting Board is purple so it eliminates the guess work. Some kitchens have multi-colored cutting boards (i.e.: green for vegetables, red for meat, blue for seafood, etc), and can easily incorporate another color into their kitchen repertoire. This cutting board is very easy to sanitize, not to mention dishwasher safe. The best part about this cutting board is that there is information directly on the board informing employees of the proper usages and procedures for this particular board. This allows them to be trained on the board’s washing procedure.