With as many as 15 million Americans being affected by food allergies – nearly 4% of adults and 8% of children – it’s no wonder that food allergies and the prevention of allergic reactions have become growing public concerns. For businesses in the food service and food retail industries, understanding food allergies and how to keep customers safe has become an important priority. Recently, the Hubert Company has added several new products to our broad assortment to help our customers create safer kitchens and food prep stations for their businesses.
Many of the items in our Allergen Safe selection are marked by a new purple color. This purple hue designates that a specific tool or piece of cookware is NOT to be used with any one of the eight most common allergens – milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, or shellfish. Although these tools cannot stop cross-contamination of allergens if used improperly, they help minimize the risks by reminding employees to use them only in preparation of foods for allergen sensitive customers and to wash between each use. When combined with education, awareness, and clean kitchen practices, these tools are instrumental in creating a contamination-free space to prepare allergen safe foods.
Included in Hubert’s Allergen Safe selections are Hubert® Brand cutlery pieces, such as an 8” chef’s knife, an allergen-safe turner, and serving spoons and tongs with purple handles. When customers see your chef or servers using these tools, they will know that the food being prepared is free of the top 8 food allergens.
The complete San Jamar Allergen Saf-T Zone System includes a 12x18in cutting board, a 10” chef’s knife, and one high temperature turner. The carrying case also has space for a thermometer and the cutting board is embossed with warnings for employees to use once, and then wash.
In addition to these items, we are proud to introduce the brand new line of Expressly Hubert® Allergen-Safe Bakeware. Bakeware pieces including a muffin pan, cake pan, and bread pan are tinted purple to remind bakers that they are only to be used with gluten-free recipes. The Durashield® coating provides the best non-stick performance in the industry, so even the trickiest gluten-free baked goods remove with ease.
Visit the Hubert Company website for all of your allergen safety tool needs or call one of our customer service representatives now if you have questions about what Allergen Safe products may be right for your business.