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7 Color-Coded Chopping Boards (Cutting Boards) and Knives :To Prevent Cross Contamination 2020.

 7 Color-Coded Chopping Boards (Cutting Boards) and Knives :To Prevent Cross Contamination 2020.

Cross Contamination :

The process by which bacteria, microorganisms or other contaminants are unintentionally transferred from one substance to other substances with harmful effect . 

Contaminant:

Contaminants means substance, whether added or not added to food, but which is present in such food as a result of the production, manufacturing, processing, preparation, packing, transport of such foods & cause harm to consumers.


How to protect food from cross contamination ?

It's a big question generally arises in everyone's mind but it can be prevented by using color code chopping boards. It's one of the good method of preventing cross contamination. The recommended guidelines from the Food Standard Agency that use color code chopping board for  different food groups. Different food group having different color code which can be as follows :


Colored Coded Chopping Boards Food Safety / Color-Coded Cutting Board Set  :

If you used correct color coded chopping boards can helps in eliminating or preventing the risk of cross contamination during food preparation.

  1. Red Color Chopping Board Used For. 
  2. Blue Color Chopping Board Used For.
  3. Yellow Color Chopping Board Used For.
  4. Brown Color Chopping Board Used For.
  5. Grey Color Chopping Board Used For..
  6. Purple Color Chopping Board Used For.
  7. Green Color Chopping Board Used For. 

  • Red Color Chopping Board :

"Cross Contamination between raw & cooked food is the cause of most infections". Red color chopping board can be use for cutting Raw Meats.



  • Blue Color Chopping Board :

Blue color chopping board always use to cut Raw Fish & other Sea Foods.


  • Yellow Color Chopping Board :

Yellow color chopping board can be used to cut cooked meat.


  • Brown Color Chopping Board :

Brown color chopping board can be used to cut vegetables.

  • Grey Color Chopping Board :

Grey color chopping board can be traditionally used to cut Dairy & Bakery Products.

  • Purple Color Chopping Board :

Purple color chopping boards used for free-from foods. As food allergies become increasingly more commonly so to avoid allergen contamination purple colored chopping board used. To protect from food allergies. Big 8 Allergens are Nuts, eggs, gluten, milk, fish, soy, shellfish, tree nut.

  • Green Color Chopping Board :

A green cutting board is ideally  used for Fruit & Salad Cuttings.



Color Code Knife Chart/ HACCP Color Coded Knives :






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