Ditch that passe brown bag! Its not just boring – lunches with perishable food items can be unsafe to eat by lunchtime if packed in an old-fashioned brown paper bag. If the lunch you’re packing contains perishable food items like cold cut meats, eggs and yogurt, make sure to pack it with freezer packs or keep it otherwise chilled. Harmful bacteria multiply rapidly in the “Danger Zone” — the temperatures between 40 and 140 °F (4.4 °C and 60 °C). So, perishable food transported without an ice source won’t stay safe long.
Did you know that Frozen juice boxes can also be used as freezer packs? Freeze juice boxes overnight and use as freezer packs. By lunchtime, the juice should be thawed and ready to drink! What a great way to keep food safe AND save!
We’re huge fan of SkipHop lunchboxes for the kids – they’re cute AND keep lunches safe! What is cuter, the Owl Lunchbox…
or the Penguin?
Crocodile Creek also makes great luncboxes. How cute is this pirate lunchbox?
Remember, its not just having a cute lunch box! Keeping your kids’ lunches safe is important. Visit FoodSafety.gov to learn more tips for best food safety practices.