Greased Lighting SFSPac Food Service Sanitation Systems, a division of PortionPac Chemical, recently announced that the SFSPac Degreaser meets the criteria set forth by Green SealTM, attaining certification under the GS-37 standard (Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use). This means that it has surpassed strict environmental benchmarks, making it a safe food and sanitation product that is EPA-registered with a performance equal to or better than other cleaners in its class. To learn more, go to www.portionpaccorp.com or call (312) 226-0400 for more details. Slice & Dice Hobart has introduced HS Series Heavy-Duty Slicers to help school nutrition operators offer menu variety while managing critical portion control steps. Each slicer delivers a clean cut, with a 45-degree cutting plane. With zero knife exposure to operators, the risk of employee injury is reduced. In addition, the equipment offers increased ease of cleaning, thanks to its removable knife and no-drip gauge plate. The Slicers are available in automatic or manual models. Check out www.hobartcorp.com or call (888) 446-2278 for more information. Won’t You Take Me To…Muffin Town! It can be difficult to find baked goods that comply with federal nutrition standards and also appeal to student customers. Muffin Town, an extension of J.S.B. Industries, seeks to solve this problem with its Smart Choice Whole Grain family of baked goods. The new and improved product line is now baked with white whole-grain flour, making each treat taste better than ever, while improving its nutrition profile. Products include muffins, muffin tops, Snack’N Loaves, cornbread, cookies, honey buns, English muffins and bagels. Call (877) 683-3461 or visit www.muffintown.com to learn more. Tasty Tuna School nutrition operators can offer students a low-sodium protein choice with StarKist’s two new 43-oz. lowsodium pouch tuna products. Also low in saturated fat, tuna is a natural source of DHA omega-3 fatty acids and a good source of many B vitamins, as well as vitamin D. The no-drain Flavor Fresh Pouches® are convenient and help reduce kitchen mess. StarKist offers recipes specifically designed for school meals, using a USDA-approved format. For details, email email@example.com or check out www.starkist.com. Frozen Delight If you’re seeking a way to brighten up your beverage program, Kraft’s Crystal Light Frozen is a sugar-free drink with 35% fewer calories than leading regular frozen fountain drinks. Available in two fruit flavors, Cherry Lime and Lemonade, it works with any standard granita machine. One shelfstable bottle of liquid concentrate mixed with water yields 1 gallon of beverage. To learn more, request a free sample and determine if the product complies with regulations for service in school settings, visit www.kraftfoodservice.com/clfrozen. Mini Power Baxter’s Mini Rotating Rack Oven offers everything a full-size model does—but it takes up less space in small school kitchens. With just a 48" w x 38.1” d x 48” h footprint, it features a rotating interior rack to provide an even bake for a wide array of menu items, from breads and pastries to meats and casseroles. Digital controls are easily programmable and the “Quick Set” feature allows operators to enter oven settings for up to 99 recipes. Navigate your way to www.baxterbakery.com for additional details. Clean and Compact The Rubbermaid Quick Cart, from the company’s Commercial Products Executive Series, makes storing go-to cleaning products a breeze. It introduces a mini-cart solution for small, frequent spills, giving cafeteria staff a flexible and customizable cleaning solution. It’s lightweight and compact, providing easy storage for items that are needed on the serving line to combat food and drink splashes that happen while kids are being served. It also features a Teflon® fabric protector that repels water, oil and stains, combined with a heavy-duty rubberized kick plate to ensure maximum durability. Visit www.rubbermaidcommercial.com or call (800) 347-9800 for more details. Whole Lotta’ Goodness New to the table of providers of compliant snacks for schools is Wholesome Goodness. The company offers a variety of natural treats, ranging from chips to cereals, salad dressings and granola bars. These feature many healthy ingredients, including ancient whole grains, flaxseed rich with omega-3s and a bevy of antioxidants. For more information about the company and its line of products, visit www.wholesome-goodness.com. California Dreamin’ Many kids cite strawberries as their favorite fruit, so why not give them what they want? The California Strawberry Commission takes full advantage of the state’s position as the top producer of American-grown strawberries with helpful tips, facts and recipes that let K-12 foodservice staff incorporate this succulent fruit in their day-to-day menus. To gain access to the many online resources posted by this organization, and to learn the best way to get strawberries into your cafeteria, call (831) 724-1301 or browse www.calstrawberry.com. Holy Guacamole! Consider adding Guacamole Minis, a new offering in the Wholly Guacamole line from Fresherized Foods. Each 100-calorie serving consists of 100% handscooped Hass avocados that are both vegan and kosher. Offer the dipping snack with whole-grain chips. Visit www.eatwholly.com to learn more and confirm product compliance with nutrition standards for school settings. Beautiful Beets Mann Packing, a producer of ready-to-use fresh vegetables, recently introduced Golden Roasteez™, peeled and cubed (0.75-in. cubes) fresh golden beets with all unusable parts removed, ready for menu prep—specifically for roasting. A benefit of the golden variety is that it does not bleed like its red beet counterpart. Once roasted, it can be held for future use on salads, pizza, risottos or pastas. Visit www.veggiesmadeeasy.com for more information or call (800) 285-1002.
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