Keep food safe and dry with a food box. The boxes can be purchased in a wide variety of sizes from one gallon to five gallons. The boxes come in opaque white, clear and color coded varieties. Be certain to make sure that your box needs to have the lid purchased separately or if the lid is included. Many manufacturers do not include the lids with the sale of the box. Proper food storage is a key part of food safety in the commercial kitchen and one great tool to utilize proper food storing and handing techniques is color coding. By designating a certain color for a certain type of food, you ensure that only that food type will be stored in that container, preventing cross contamination between poultry and produce or beef and dairy. This type of practice will keep your kitchen running efficiently and protect your customers from any potential harm. Though the colors designated are completely up to the restaurant manager, there is a set of standard colors that are used by manufacturers and are designated for certain types of foods. The color green indicates fresh produce, red means that particular container is storing beef products, blue is for raw seafood products, yellow is the color typically used for uncooked poultry. Clear can either be designated for dairy products such as eggs or cheese, or it can be a miscellaneous container for use with products that don’t necessarily fit the parameters outlined above.