Products for a new year



Zeco Pro 3 for large amounts of deep frying

Zeco® Eco unit, built and designed by restaurateurs who do large quantities of deep frying and use significant amounts of fryer oil, is heading to NAFEM this winter. Visit Worcester Industrial Products at the Show to learn about this stand-alone filtration machine that uses a patented quick-change pad pan filter system with positive seal filtration. Operators using it report oil consumption down by almost 50 percent. It’s built with employee safety in mind and reduces exposure to hot oil while filtering. It’s also speedy with a five-minute filtration cycle per fryer, and washes food particles from the bottom of the frying, cutting cleaning labor. It’s easy to clean, with dishwasher safe components and has a large pre-filter basket to reduce filter clogging. Made in the USA, it comes with a three-year hose warranty and can work with any fryer and bulk oil system. It’s available from Worcester Industrial Products Corp., has a standard limited five-year warranty and comes with either an 88 or 120 lb. tank. Visit

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Industry sees increase for healthier, ethnic kids’ items

Meeting the needs of families with children is of growing importance in today’s foodservice as Technomic’s 2016 Healthy Eating Consumer Trends Report notes that 46 percent of diners with youngsters 12 and younger are more likely to pick establishments with nutritious children’s options. At the same time, Dataessential Menu Trends notes that five out of 10 kids enjoy ethnic options. Butterball Foodservice, meeting these demands, introduces Banh Mi turkey wraps with lettuce cups that can be served separate from topping so youngsters can create their own wraps. Also new are turkey meatballs with more protein and less excess fat, and turkey pick-up sticks – skewers of peppered breast strips in a mild peanut sauce with a take on Thai food. Go to


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