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Coloured Chopping Boards

Coloured chopping boards are one of the many types of colour-coded culinary equipment in both professional and domestic kitchens. The purpose of the colour-coding system is to prevent cross-contamination between potentially harmful foods such as raw meat, allergens, and fish.

Our chopping boards have a machined finish, smooth to the touch but sporting visible texture, this machined finish helps to increase the grip on the surface of the chopping board, reducing the likelihood that you will slip while using it.

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Here at Plastic Chopping Boards, we have every variation of coloured chopping boards to help you find all the equipment you need in one place. Browse our range of coloured chopping boards now!

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If you need a coloured chopping board with a few extra touches that you don’t see above, visit our bespoke chopping boards page! There, you can select the option to add a juice groove, alter the thickness, and choose any shape you’d like!


What are coloured chopping boards used for?

Coloured chopping boards reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Each colour has its own food or ingredient suitable for that board.

What do the different colours mean?

 - Red: raw meat
 - Blue: raw fish
 - Yellow: cooked meats
 - Green: salads and fruits
 - Brown: vegetables
 - Purple: allergens
 - White: dairy products

How should I store them?

As long as you wash them after each use, you can store them on a stand next to each other. It’s best not to let them touch and store them away from normal boards to reduce cross-contamination.

Why buy plastic over wooden chopping boards?

Many plastic chopping boards are warp-proof, meaning they are easily cleaned in the dishwasher. They are also non-porous, which means there are little to no gaps where harmful bacteria can spread.

Are coloured chopping boards a legal requirement?

No, it is not a legal requirement however, many food preparation places opt to use them to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

Are they easy to maintain?

Yes, simply put warp-proof boards in the dishwasher, or wash with hot soapy water and a scratch-resistant cleaner if necessary.

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