Use By labels

A roll of labels, as well as a label adhered to a food pan of tuna.

All foods that are prepared and stored in the cooler must be appended with a label featuring the date and time it was prepared, as well as a Use By date a defined number of days after that preparation, or after thawing.

Labels are designed either to easily wash off or peel off with no residue.

Use By times Edit

Full and complete lists for USA and Canadian restaurants can be found in the Operations Manual[1], followed by those for other regions. Here is a condensed list of particular interest for those employees on preparation shift:

Item Time to defrost Unopened Prepared
Oven Roasted Chicken
Grilled Chicken
Rotisserie Chicken
Chicken Teriyaki
48 hours 72 hours 48 hours
Tuna N/A 72 hours
Item Time after delivery Prepared
banana peppers,
jalapeño peppers,
N/A 5 days
Cucumbers, green peppers 10 days 48 hours
Onions 28 days
Tomatoes 8 days if red, 4 days if pink
Time Item
1 day
2 days Sliced tomatoes, green peppers, onions, cucumbers[2]
3 days Tuna[3]
4 days Red tomatoes, after delivery[2]
5 days Meatballs, steak, chicken after thawing[4], pickles, olives, jalapeños, banana peppers[citation needed]
8 days Pink tomatoes, after delivery[2]
10 days Bell peppers, cucumbers after delivery[2]

References Edit

  1. 2017 SUBWAY Operations Manual, chapter 9: Items Offered for Sale and Purchasing (page 37) (download)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 University of Subway - Food Preparation#SUBWAY vegetables
  3. University of Subway - Food Preparation#Tuna Preparation
  4. University of Subway - Food Preparation#Hot Meat Preparation

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