Food safety, HACCP and you.
Today all schools participating in the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Programs are required to implement a food-safety program based on HACCP principles. If performed manually, documenting a HACCP process can be both time-consuming and difficult to sustain over time. With labor accounting for 40% to 45% of total program costs, any potential savings in this area is important, as is having it done correctly each time, with 100% consistency.
Fill stomachs, not forms.
You can combine Hobart and Traulsen equipment to make HACCP compliance simple, reducing time and paperwork.
Traulsen Blast Chillers will take your food from 135°F to below 41°F in approximately 90 minutes, with the whole process automatically documented by two built-in printers—one printout for your HACCP records and one that creates an adhesive label for the product container.
The Traulsen Undercounter Quick Chiller is a perfect solution for smaller schools. Using a cyclonic airflow system, the quick chiller pulls down the temperature of food to a safe storage temperature well within FDA requirements. Temperature and time can be monitored manually, and the quick chiller is network capable to assist with HACCP documentation.
The Hobart Combi Oven both starts and completes the process, allowing you to prepare and rethermalize your chilled product with HACCP data at the touch of a button. An optional Hobart Communication Product Control (HCPC) recording system monitors and documents time/temperature and food-quality variables. Making it even easier to prepare an infinite number of recipes is Hobart’s optional, Combi Barcode Scanner and software. The program lets chefs and chief cooks create a unique barcode that contains the full cooking instructions for the combi oven. The operator merely has to scan and press Start.
Making healthy food fun to eat.
Hobart realizes getting students to eat healthy meals is one of the great challenges facing school nutrition professionals today. One approach many schools are trying is to offer a greater variety of choices. Schools across the country are demonstrating a great deal of innovation and creativity to help their kids see the fun side of food.
Perhaps you’ve started a schoolyard garden project, getting students to grow their own food. Maybe you’re participating in a farm-to-school program, supporting local agriculture. Whatever initiative you're implementing, Hobart can help you with fresh answers to student nutrition.
The Baxter Hybrid Convection Oven packs a lot of versatility into a small space. With the ability to use convection, heat, steam or both, the Baxter Hybrid enables you to makes crispy, golden fries, plus many other dishes kids love, without using a deep fryer. You can please the students who count on you, and they never have to know they’re eating healthier meals.
Our high-volume food preparation equipment—food processors, mixers and slicers—lets you prepare fresh and appealing food in the form of wraps and deli sandwiches, salads and fruit cups. You can even serve “healthy fries”—without the fried fat—prepared in a Hobart Combi Oven .
To help you keep your food fresh, safe and healthy, Hobart has a full line of Traulsen R & A series refrigeration and freezer systems and hot-food holding cabinets that precisely monitor temperatures.
Sustenance for your sustainability program.
Sustainable design creates buildings that give our children better air to breathe and light to see. It conserves our resources for their future while creating a better learning environment today. And it does all of this in a building that’s more economical to run than a conventional one.
On average, sustainable schools:
- Use 33% less energy
- Save 32% more water
- Reduce solid waste by 74%
- Save more than $100,000 per year
Your foodservice operation plays a central role in achieving sustainability for your K-12 school precisely because it is one of the biggest users of energy and water, and biggest producers of disposable waste. Typically a foodservice operation uses:
- the most energy per square foot
- the most disposable products
- toxic cleaning chemicals
- considerable amounts of water
Hobart and Traulsen equipment and products can help you address each of these areas.
Introducing the Advansys™ Ventless Door-type Warewasher
Implementing Hobart’s newest and most advanced warewasher, the Advansys Ventless, is a huge step toward a more sustainable operation. The Advansys Ventless is an ENERGY STAR® rated warewasher that uses exclusive Energy Recovery technology to capture water vapor from the wash cycle and condenses it to heat the incoming cold-water inlet for the final rinse cycle. This process saves energy in every cycle. And because it recycles the vapor, there’s no need to have HVAC ventilation, which saves $776 in operating costs per year. Combined with $792 per year saved by the Energy Recovery feature, the Advansys Ventless can save you $1,568* per year in water, energy and HVAC costs.
Reducing water consumption.
Hobart’s exclusive Opti-Rinse™ technology can reduce your rinse water (and energy) consumption by more than 50%, compared to models without it. Both the Hobart FT900 flight-type and the CLe conveyor-type warewashers not only have Opti-Rinse, but they are also designed with a cascading water system that replenishes each tank with water from the adjacent tank, saving you even more water. For the smaller K-12 foodservice operation, there’s the Hobart AM Select Tall door-type warewasher. Able to sanitize dishes, glasses, pots and pans, including sheet pans as large as 18" by 26", the AM Select uses only .74 gallons per rack for an estimated 40% in water saving.
Disposables or permanent ware?
For a decision to be sustainable, it must make economic sense. That’s why Hobart recommends that you analyze the individual costs of each alternative before deciding which one is right for your school.
More than 200 ways to save your energy.
Hobart and Traulsen have more than 200 ENERGY STAR rated products, including refrigerators, freezers, hot-food holding cabinets, steamers, fryers and warewashers, that can help you reduce your energy bills as much as 45%.
Reducing waste volume by up to 88%.
The Hobart WastePro™ Pulper can reduce the volume of your foodservice waste—including food, paper, plastic and Styrofoam—as much as 88%, saving you as much as $17,000 a year in hauling, liner and labor costs, while reducing landfill volume.
Getting the LEED® credits you deserve with Hobart and Traulsen equipment.
Under the new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines for K-12 schools, you can now use Hobart and Traulsen equipment to earn LEED points. For example, while other stipulations also apply, if you reduce your process water use by 20%, you will earn one LEED point. Hobart warewashers can significantly contribute to your process water reduction goals. To find out more about the new guidelines for K-12 schools and to view a complete list of the Hobart and Traulsen products that can contribute to your LEED certification points, please refer to the Hobart Sustainable Design site, www.hobartcorp.com/sustainabledesign.
*Based on 200 cycles/day, 360 days/year at an energy cost of $.011 per cycle.
NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant
Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, $100 million has been made available for National School Lunch Program (NSLP) equipment assistance grants. This is your opportunity to purchase equipment that will improve the quality of food provided through your school nutrition programs.
Instead of just replacing equipment, improve your kitchen with quality Hobart, Traulsen and Baxter products that are designed for longevity to lower your cost of ownership. Hobart and Traulsen also have 336 ENERGY STAR® rated products that pay for themselves in a few years through a significant saving in water and energy costs.
State agencies are currently accepting grant applications and are instructed to distribute all grant funds as quickly as possible and have schools expend grant funds within three months of receiving the award. In order to help you meet the tight deadlines, Hobart is offering a 30-day priority installation on any standard Hobart, Traulsen and Baxter products, along with a two-year warranty on any equipment purchased with NSLP equipment grant funds.
For more information regarding Hobart’s priority installation, extended warranty or grant assistance, contact your local Hobart sales representative.
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