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Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill

Food Safety is a top priority at Big Y. Our food safety team insures that all food sold to our customers is the safest, freshest and of the highest quality. We are committed to providing clean stores and follow strict food safety handling procedures. Big Y's food safety policies are stricter than government standards and based on the latest sound science. We conduct extensive food safety training to management and employees.

Quick Tip:

Back to School Tips

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Important tips to remember about packing school lunches.

  • Always keep everything clean: Hands, surfaces, utensils, fresh fruit and veggies, everything!
  • Keep hot foods hot: Use an insulated bottle for hot foods.
  • Keep cold foods cold: Use an insulated lunch box and frozen gel packs - or a frozen juice box - to keep things cool until lunchtime (but not later).
  • When you're done, throw it away: Throw away used paper and plastic bags. And throw away any perishable leftovers.

More Tips on foodsafety.gov