ESU is a safe alternative for inmates and mental health patients, providing a humane alternative to eating with fingers.
— CSP-SAC prison authorities in Folsom, California

“We recommend EcoSecurity Utensil! They provide a safe utensil for our mental health patients to eat with. Our psychiatric staff says that they are more humane than using their fingers.”

— Richard Castaneda, Sr. CSP-SAC Sacramento, CA

“Ohio Bureau of Behavioral Health Service (BOBHS) has made it part of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) policy to utilize the paperboard utensils in all Ohio correctional facilities. “I used the ESU when I worked at Ross Correctional Institute and I am happy to see it being adapted as part of the Ohio policy for all ODRC facilities.”

— Sharon Salyers, Southern Ohio Correctional

“Eating meals with fingers can have a degrading effect and can lead to low morale, unrest and combative behavior. EcoSecurity Utensil offers a real solution to serving patients who cannot have standard utensils.”

— Dr. Nathan Cohen, Psychiatrist, CDCR
California Medical Facility


Convenient and easy to use and does not pose a threat like the hard plastic spoons and forks which are supplied with the meals.”

— Hastings Police Station, New Zealand Police

“We love ESUs, they reduced the risk for self-harm that stems from plastic utensil

Nehemiah V. Parsona, MS, RDN
California Institute For Women

“These are great for prisoners who are at risk of self harm or suicide as it means staff can issue meals on a paper plate with a scoop (as we call them) and don’t have to be supervised with metal or plastic cutlery.
They’re also great for prisoners with mental health issues who could use normal cutlery as a weapon.”

—Christchurch Mens’ Prison,
Department of Corrections, New Zealand


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