What Are the Different Colors of Chopping Boards?

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Green chopping boards are used for fresh fruits and vegetables, yellow boards are used for raw poultry, blue boards are used for cooked foods and white boards are used for dairy products. Tan chopping boards are used for fish and seafood, while red boards are used for raw meat.

Different colors of chopping boards are used in the kitchen to prevent cross contamination. They are sold in entire sets with all the colors, or they can be purchased individually. Using separate chopping boards for different types of food products helps to prevent the spread of bacteria by ensuring that the cook does not place fresh vegetables on the same chopping boards used to cut raw meat or poultry.