FOOD SAFETY – THE FACTS
If FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND are concerned with the suitability of plastic for food contact WHY are schools, hospitals, commercial kitchens allowed to use them?
Fact – After consultation with Food Standards Australia New Zealand – Queensland Health and local Government on this matter we have found the following.
‘The use of hard, close grained wood can be suitable for equipment such as chopping boards, butchers’ blocks, rolling pins etc providing they are maintained in a good condition……’
Plastics are generally suitable for a wide range of purposes, but plastics vary with their resistance to heat, suitability for food contact etc.’
Food Standards Australia New Zealand 3.2.3 page 130
Fact – According to the latest OzFoodNet annual report, Monitoring the Incidence and Cause of Diseases Potentially Transmitted by Food in Australia, 5.4 million cases of food borne illness occur annually in Australia, many of which are preventable. The cost of these illnesses is estimated at a staggering AUD $1.2 billion.
Fact – Fab Slabs cutting boards and grazing platters have been used in commercial kitchens for food preparation and food presentation for more than 10 years. Fab Slabs boards that were collected from a commercial kitchen that had been used for the past 7 years, were tested by a NATA approved laboratory and were proven to be completely free of Salmonella, Listeria, Staph and E Coli
Our research has found that there are hundreds of different glues, plastics and chemicals that go into making various boards. Many companies even use formaldehyde, while others recommend bleach or hydrogen peroxide to help sterilise their brand of cutting board – SERIOUSLY!
Fact – Fab Slabs cutting boards have no glue, no chemicals and no joins. Fab Slabs cutting boards are naturally and permanently antibacterial and require washing up in hot soapy water after use. THAT’S IT!.
There are many scientific studies showing how bacteria lives and breeds in the cut marks on plastic cutting boards.
Fact – bacteria cannot live in the knife marks in Fab Slabs cutting boards. We have extensive lab tests to prove it.
So, next time you are at a restaurant or at your kids school tuck shop ask them what cutting board they use. If its not a Fab Slabs cutting board, it might be time they upgraded to something that is Naturally and Permanently antibacterial that is free from chemicals and glues. Its common sense.