It seems like you can’t turn on the TV without hearing about another case of food sickness. It’s almost as if there’s a new outbreak every week. If it’s not the lettuce, it’s the chicken; if it’s not the product, it’s a dating error.
As our society continues to grow and improve our culture of food safety, it’s becoming more important than ever to take some time and invest in your relationship—your relationship with food safety, that is. Take our advice, this is one date you don’t want to stand up.
Improving food safety with labels
Calendar dates and food go together like macaroni and cheese or peanut butter and jelly. It’s that big of a deal.
Now that you’re hungry for some comfort food, here’s some information about our DateIt™ Food Safety Labels and how they can help improve food safety within your restaurant.
The Importance of labeling food
We’ve all heard the expression “too many cooks in the kitchen,” but what happens when you have a restaurant to run and need “all hands on deck?” One person might spend the morning cutting and prepping the veggies for the day, while another might be cooking breakfast orders.
When things aren’t carefully monitored and labeled, it can be a huge issue. Ready-to-eat food shouldn’t be held for longer than seven days, as it can begin to grow hazardous bacteria in that time. If it’s not labeled, kitchen employees can’t be sure when it was prepped.
Not only will proper labeling keep your customers safe and help you continue to serve quality food, but you’ll also reduce food waste and keep your restaurant kitchen running smoothly. Date coding keeps everyone informed and aware of which products need to be used first and which are ready for disposal.
DateIt™ Food Safety Labels
DateIt Food Safety labels help ensure your inventory is properly stored and the food you’re serving is of the highest quality.
NCCO’s labels make food dating easy to understand with days of the week and “use first” labels. We also have labels that offer space to write important information, like the item name and who prepped it. Plus, our labels come in multiple languages to reduce confusion and ensure safety within bilingual kitchens.
If you’d like to learn more about NCCO’s safety labels, visit our website. Dating has always been an important aspect of many cultures, we’re making a clear case for its importance in a food safety culture, too.