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Cambro Safe Thawing Kit


Thawing frozen meat in a refrigerator is an important “best practice” for anyone, but especially foodservice operators. Frozen meat left out on a counter runs the risk of entering the “temperature danger zone,” a range between 41 ̊F to 135 ̊F (5 ̊C to 57 ̊C) where bacteria grow particularly well. But merely putting frozen meat in the refrigerator is not enough.

What you need is a Cambro Safe Thawing Kit, or at least that’s what Patricia Guerrero, Food Safety Expert for Cambro, calls it. She explains that a Safe Thawing Kit consists of a Cambro Camwear Food Storage Box, a like-sized Cambro Camwear Colander Pan and a Camwear Sliding Lid™. Guerrero went on to explain just how simple the kit is to use. All you have to do is drop the colander in the food box, place the frozen meat into the colander, and cover it all with the sliding lid. Then place it on the bottom shelf of the walk-in. Thawing juices drain down through the colander and spills are virtually impossible, unless the food box is turned over or damaged. The meat doesn’t sit in its own juices and everything is safely covered and contained. The sliding top allows easy access without moving the box from the shelf.

All the components are available from Cambro together or separately. They all come in 18″ x 26″ or 12″ x 18″ sizes and have many uses. For more on food safety best practices with Cambro, visit

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