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New Reality in Food Service

Welcome to the New New Reality in Food Service

Looks like we’re here in the food service industry – ready or not.

The new new reality.

The food service world is rippling and morphing right in front of our eyes. Sure, there was an initial knee buckle, but then many have leaped into action!

I can hear my old chef saying, “Quick! Do something, even if it’s wrong!”

And look at the number of solutions restaurants have offered. Dine-In may be tough right now, but To-Go is huge. Restaurants are contorting any way they can to handle the immediate challenges while getting back to something that somewhat resembles normal. Some have been quicker to adapt, while others are still looking for the answer.

What a challenge!

But, together, we learn. Confidence is a huge part of the equation. Confidence in the operators, employees, equipment, customers and even the air we breathe. That’s a lot to think about, so we’ll take it one at a time.

Let’s talk about the air.

Unified Brands, a company that has been bringing us culinary equipment for over 100 years, has recently partnered with PuraShield to deliver a solution to a problem: how to scrub and clean the air.

PuraShield’s patented air scrubbers remove 99.99% of aerosols carrying harmful and unpleasant particles, gases, bacteria and viruses* from the air entering the unit. These revolutionary products improve corrosion control, indoor air quality, energy conservation, odor control, pathogen removal and toxic gas scrubbing.

The secret to the power of these units – the PURA 400™, PURA 800™ and PURA 1200™ – is in the antimicrobial fibers and chemical filtration.

Antimicrobial Fibers: These units have a high efficiency filter protected by an embedded microtechnology containing an EPA-registered antimicrobial additive using copper and silver ions to prevent fouling and deterioration.

Chemical Filtration: Its patented filtration media removes molecular contaminants from the air, safely oxidizing inanimate molecules, while removing toxic and harmful gases.

Everything counts in the road to recovery for restaurants and other food service operations. It’s all important.

That’s why a huge part of any strategy to get back to normal should be taking great care of our customers, our employees and ourselves.


Chef Steve D’Angelo
Unified Brands Corporate Chef

* Laboratory testing demonstrated 99.99% removal of aerosols carrying MS2 from air entering the unit. Copies of the full test reports are available upon request.

For additional details on third-party product testing, see the document found in the downloads tab of the product page. This product is not intended for medical use. Pictures shown are for illustration purposes only. Actual product may vary due to product enhancement.

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