When to Replace: Food Guards

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When to Replace: A Publication of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

June 17, 2014

Food Guards: An Overview

NSF classifies food shields into functional categories, including self-serve, cafeteria style or full serve.

How to Know When to Replace a Food Guard

Depending on use, food guards can last a decade or more. Here are five signs it might be time to replace a food shield.

Food Guard Specifications

The basic function of food guards is to protect food from being contaminated by patrons. Here we explore some of the NSF-related standards operators need to take into account when purchasing food guards.

Maintaining Food Guards

Food guards don’t require much in terms of maintenance and cleaning. But here are four easy steps to ensure an operation’s food guards continue to look good and help facilitate a food-safe environment.

How to Specify a Food Guard

Here are five factors foodservice operators should consider when purchasing food guards.


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