Rubbermaid® Commercial wins ACF Seal of Approval for Color-Coded System

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL —The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF) awards Rubbermaid® Commercial Products’ (RCP) Color- Coded Foodservice System its Seal of Approval. The line of products was submitted for extensive testing and was approved by the ACF Seal of Approval Task Force.

The system is designed to help commercial kitchens reduce foodborne illness and cross-contamination. The color-coded line covers everything from prep tools to storage, including cutting boards, a cutting board rack, tongs, high-heat spatulas, square containers with lids and round containers with lids. Seven color options are designed to facilitate the safe handling of raw meat, poultry, dairy, seafood, cooked meat, produce and potential allergens by foodservice professionals.

Commercial kitchens can choose from eight different starter kit solutions, which provide everything required to start a color-coding system. Options include 1-color, 3-color, 5-color and 7-color starter kits. To help train staff, each color-coded starter kit also includes an implementation guide and a poster.

“Contaminated food causes nearly 48 million illnesses a year in the U.S.1 and food safety continues to be a top concern for commercial kitchens and the food industry overall,” says Kristine Sickels, RCP’s senior vice president of marketing. “With our new line of products, we can help foodservice professionals maintain safer conditions at every stage of the preparation process, crucial for delivering quality service to patrons.”

The Color-Coded Foodservice System provides an easy solution to help facilitate the safe handling of food and is built to withstand the commercial kitchen environment. All products are commercial dishwasher safe. The high- heat spatulas are built to resist temperatures up to 5000 F and the tongs feature rubber grips to enable better control and handling.

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