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Food Products

Preferred Packaging

Storage Conditions

Non-Acceptable Conditions

PREPARED FOODS

Packaged separately
Securely closed
Avoid spillage

Chilled, 40 of or less

Frozen, 0 oF or less

Mixing food types e.g. meats and side dishes

Sandwiches

Wrapped in clear plastic wrap or foil

Chilled, 40 oF or less

Stale/hard bread Encrusted filling

BAKED GOODS
Fresh or day-old bread and/or bagels

Must use food safe bags & keep separate from other baked goods

Cool, dry area

Stale/hard

Muffins, Pastries cookies

Pack in own paper boxes avoid crumbling

Cool, dry area

Stale/hard bread

PREPACKAGED FOODS
Perishable

Packaged separately Securely closed

Chilled, 40 oF or less

Opened, punctured, bulging or damaged packaging

Non-perishable (mislabeled- ok with proper notification)

Packaged separately Securely closed

Cool, dry area

Opened, punctured, bulging or damaged packaging

FROZEN
Dairy, Pastries Factory-prepared

Packaged separately Securely closed

Frozen, 0 oF or less

Defrosted, punctured, opened or damaged packaging; Severe freezer burn

Vegetables, Meat, Poultry, Fish

Packaged separately Securely closed

Frozen, 0 oF or less

Defrosted or damaged packaging; Severe freezer burn

Dairy

Individually wrapped Clear plastic wrap

Refrigerated at all times

Damaged packaging

Milk

Securely closed

Refrigerated at all times
40 oF or less

Damaged packaging

Meat, Poultry, Fish
(Fresh)

Original packaging Clear plastic wrap, or food safe bags.

Refrigerated at all times
40 oF or less

Strong odor
Discoloration

Frozen

Original packaging
Clear plastic wrap
or food safe bags

Frozen at all times
40 oF or less

Damaged packaging

FRESH PRODUCE
Whole

Bag, box, or carton

Cool, dry area

Significant decay

Chopped

Bag each vegetable separately

Chilled, 40 oF or less

Color change or decay

BEVERAGES*
Perishable

Securely closed bag or carton

Chilled, 40 oF or less

Alcohol not accepted

Non-Perishable

Bag or carton

Cool, dry, unopened

Opened, punctured, bulging

*We do not accept any products that contain alcohol.

 

     
   

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