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Ensure your food shields meet industry-accepted guidelines for hygienic design, materials and other construction specifications.
The standard NSF/ANSI 2: Food Equipment defines a food shield as a barrier between a customer’s mouth and unpackaged food. It is designed and manufactured to assist in protecting the food from customer contamination. NSF/ANSI 2 has three main food shield classifications:
Knowing a food shield’s classification and how it is intended to be installed helps determine the general and specific design requirements that may apply. In addition to food shields used in conjunction with countertop equipment and multiple-tier food shields, NSF/ANSI 2 also outlines requirements for the end shields required on each type of food shield.