Our customers are increasingly looking to incorporate eco-friendly initiatives into their everyday lives. This program lets customers use their own reusable containers.
Minimum standards for using your own reusable containers.
IMPORTANT: We reserve the right to refuse to use your container if it does not meet minimum food safety requirements.
We will be happy to serve you using your container, however, it is your responsibility to ensure that:
- Your container is clean and free of cracks, stains, impurities and rust, and is designed for storing food
- Your container is made from an easy-to-clean material such as plastic, glass or metal. Washable cloth or mesh bags are acceptable for dry foods and produce.
- Your container has a lid or closing mechanism. Depending on the nature of the product, it may also need to be watertight.
- You are not using a commercial container with a barcode (UPC).
Tips for cleaning your reusable containers
Using warm soapy water:
Nothing beats warm water and a few drops of dish soap to clean your container. Make sure to scrub the corners!
Vinegar is a natural and effective cleaner! Once your container has been washed in soapy water and rinsed well, fill it with 20% vinegar and 80% water and let soak overnight. Empty and rinse well the next morning.
In the dishwasher:
If your container is dishwasher safe, cleaning is a snap! A symbol on your container will indicate whether or not it can go in the dishwasher. If not, visit the manufacturer’s website for information.
These cleaning tips are guidelines only and provided without legal liability. It is your responsibility to ensure that your containers are clean, sterilized and ready for use.