FOOD SAFETY BULLETIN
Organic Designs obtain NATA endorsement for its bacteria-free Cutting Boards and Grazing Platters.
31 August 2019 – Queensland, Australia
According to the Australian Institute of Food Safety; When referring to food safety in Australian food businesses, the ownership is placed solely on the business itself. It must ensure that all food handled and prepared in the business is safe to eat.
Using that as our precedent and in what is believed to be a World’s First, Organic Designs Cutting Boards in Australia has voluntarily submitted their wooden cutting boards for extensive testing as to the effects the top four food bacteria upon its boards.
One factor that makes this testing unique is the fact that not only were new boards tested but a seven and a ten-year-old board that have been used almost on a daily basis was also tested.
The boards were submitted to a NATA approved test laboratory where it was attempted to grow the top four most common food bacteria, E. coli, Staph, Salmonella and Listeria bacteria. At the conclusion of testing it was confirmed that these bacteria were unable to survive on any of the boards despite repeated testing.
This confirms that Organic Designs products are all “Naturally” and “Permanently” Antibacterial and provides the consumer with a “peace of mind” that by using an Organic Designs cutting board, their food is less likely to be contaminated by these bacteria while using the board, thus reduce the risk individuals becoming sick from food-borne illnesses.
“Years ago, we developed a unique heat treatment process with kiln drying experts. This process along with the natural antibacterial properties and oils in the timber we use ensure that our cutting boards are naturally and permanently antibacterial. We believe these NATA test results to be a WORLD FIRST and will set a new benchmark for all other manufacturers,” said Terry Ainsworth, Organic Designs
About Organic Designs
Organic Designs is a family owned and operated business set up in 2009. With a factory located in Queensland, Australian, all of its cutting boards are hand made in Australia. Made from one single solid slab of timber, all Organic Designs boards have been heat treated so they will not go mouldy under normal conditions. Also, no chemicals are used in the production of the cutting boards. Unlike many other companies, Organic Designs does not inject the cutting boards with any liquid to make them antibacterial. Rather, it uses a unique drying process that ensures the boards maintain their naturally and permanently antibacterial qualities.
Organic Designs are currently seeking to appoint distributors / wholesalers and retailers in all regions. Should you require further information pertaining to these tests or distribution, please contact Organic Designs direct.
Tel: 044 916 5667