The colour code system introduced for chopping boards is a truly innovative concept which goes a long way to reducing risks from cross contamination in the kitchen.
Colour coding -
There are no specific guidelines on which colour should be used for a specific type of food, although a generally accepted system has emerged.
Yellow chopping boards are used for cooked meats, red for uncooked meats, blue for raw fish, green for salad and fruit, brown for raw vegetables and white for bread and dairy products such as cheese.
The six colour system is a clever initiative and some colour-
This system is very beneficial in cutting down the risks of cross contamination and food poisoning when handling and preparing different types of food.
Some sets of coded boards or mats comprise just the four main colours for raw meat, fish, cooked foods and vegetables. Others consist of just three.
A particularly impressive set is available from Joseph Joseph -
Hygiene and food safety should be a top priority for anyone working in a kitchen
Coded mats made of silicone are particularly appealing because their flexible design means they can bend easily into a half moon shape to allow you to empty chopped foodstuff into bowls and cooking pots or pans. They also make it easy to dispose of excess material in your waste bin.
Some colour coded sets also feature a suitable logo on the board or mat to make it
easy to determine, at a glance, what it should be used for -
We also feature a range of colour-
If you own colour coded mat or board set you can match up the colour of each knife
to be used with a corresponding coloured board -