Food Maker is closely monitoring the latest updates regarding the new Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2019) – Until now, there is no evidence that food products can be a source or a route for the transmission of the virus – Implementation of safety precautions at Food Maker.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2019 (SARS-CoV-2019) is a novel coronavirus that affects the human respiratory system and manifests as pneumonia. The disease was subsequently named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The first cases and reports of the SARS-CoV-2019 were identified in Wuhan city, China’s Hubei province, in December of 2019. In March of 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus as an official pandemic, which has rung the alarm bells all around the world.
According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), until now, there is no evidence that food products can be a source or a route for the transmission of the COVID-19, as long as good hygiene practices during handling and preparation are strictly followed.
Food Maker, by closely monitoring the latest updates regarding the novel coronavirus and by taking into account all the recommendations published by WHO and by the Hellenic National Public Health Organization, has implemented guidelines and measurements to ensure the health of its people and to keep its productive capacity to the maximum.
Food Maker, with the ultimate goal of protecting its people, their families and the wider community, has implemented additional measurements beyond its usual protocols. These measurements include:
- A home-work policy for all the employees that their job can be done remotely.
- Closing down the plant for all the external partners unless necessary.
- Thermal testing for everyone during arrival on the plant.
- Suspension of all international and domestic business travels unless necessary.
- Reinforcement of social distancing and application of enhanced and more vigorous ways of hygiene and cleaning programs.