According to the Green Restaurant Association, the average restaurant produces approximately 25,000 pounds of food waste each year. And while the vast majority of food waste comes from prep and plate waste, approximately 5% of food waste is from food spoilage. That works out to be around 1,250 pounds of food waste for a single restaurant each year.
A simple food rotation label system can help save time, money and significantly reduce the amount of food waste from spoilage for any restaurant. Here are our top four reasons to implement a food safety labeling system:
Save time, save money
One of the greatest features of food rotation labels are the ease of use that saves the restaurant operator time. Instead of having a food rotation system centralized around a marker and masking tape, standardizing food rotation with color coded pre-printed labels allows every person in the kitchen to quickly and easily identify the right food at the right time.
Fresh look, fresh food
Along with “day of the week labels” that have each day printed on them, you can maintain better inventory management with “Use By” or “Use First” labels that standardize an efficient first in, first out inventory control system.
Avoid cross contamination by taking advantage of multiple adhesive options on labels including dissolvable labels that don’t leave a residue after washing, making it safe to stack containers. Food labels also give operators the peace of mind knowing of what each container contains, or what it contained, helping you avoid issues with consumer food allergies.
Food safety labels offer the ability to vastly improve inventory organization in any establishment at a relatively inexpensive cost. Food rotation labels ensure health inspectors and workers that the kitchen environment is up to code and serving the freshest food possible.
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