The color purple has been linked to allergen safety in the food industry – purple cutting boards, utensils, knives, etc. In addition to allergen/gluten training, creating a Purple Zone “of isolation" can help you protect the safety of your customers. Using purple equipment for an allergic or sensitive person's meal can help raise awareness that special care is needed for that dish, and helps create an “allergy-free zone”. This encourages staff to reserve a dedicated clean zone and equipment just for allergen-free and gluten-free foods, and pay focused attention during the preparation and delivery of that meal to the customer.
Purple equipment can help you create a “Purple Zone of Protection” for those around you with allergies and other food sensitivities.