EcoSecurity® Utensil (ESU) for COVID-19
Can a safe disposable utensil help correctional facilities control the spread of COVID-19 at meal time?
Already a proven safety utensil for correctional, psychiatric and security facilities, the EcoSecurity® Utensil (ESU) makes sense as a safe eating utensil for your COVID-19 challenges. The sturdy, U.S. made paperboard utensils can safely be used during lockdown and quarantine, and disposed of in the trash with meal waste, thus reducing the spread of viral matter. Increased agitation from lockdown can increase in the need for a utensil that can’t be used for harm to self or others.
How the disposable ESU assists in preventing the spread of COVID-19:
- As recommended by the CDC for quarantine within prisons, all remnants of a meal should go into a lined trash receptacle kept within the isolation area. The ESU can go right into the trash, preventing staff or others from handling contaminated material
- Cannot be used for harm to self or others, particularly for the in-cell meals when inmates are more stressed and/or agitated due to fears of infection
- In cases of isolation, the ESU allows for Satellite Meal Service to include mitigate the harms caused by these restrictions
- For states requiring use of disposable eating utensils for Covid-19, ESU is the safest disposable utensil used by hundreds of correctional facilities across the country
- Can easily be included in pre-made bag or boxed meals for in-cell distribution, allowing for options other than finger foods for extended lockdown periods.
- Comes stacked all facing one direction, a stack can be easily inserted into a vessel handle side up, to meet BOP sanitation requirements that self-serve utensils be “dispensed so that contamination of food and lip-contact surfaces is prevented”.
ESU is the trusted, safest utensil for at risk populations, as always:
A SAFE, SANITARY, and DISPOSABLE utensil made in the USA
Trusted by hundreds of correctional facilities across the US and Canada
Ideal for suicide watch, mental heath wards, and SHU.
Includes perforation for quicker breakdown if ingested or flushed
Allows for alternatives to finger food menus
A benefit of using the ESU along with all disposable food containers is that staff does not need to handle potentially highly contaminated flatware. All remnants of the meal can go into trash within the isolation area.
According to the Federal BOP Food Service Manual, Self-service utensils “are handled, displayed, and dispensed so that contamination of food and lip-contact surfaces is prevented”. ESU comes stacked all facing one direction, and can be easily inserted into a vessel handle side up in, to meet these requirements.
Request free samples of the ESU for your correctional facility or psychiatric hospital.