Protecting Food Delivery Drivers and Consumers During Covid-19

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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In a 2018 meeting of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, home food delivery services drew great interest due to potential for driver services to result in consumer level food safety outbreaks because of the lack of industry and governmental food safety controls. The corona virus has significantly added to the need to protect drivers and consumers.
This simple forty-minute training will provide all concerned with basic home delivery corona virus prevention training designed to protect this critical part of the food supply chain.
Luckily many of the critical sanitation and other controls previously developed for food safety help to prevent corona virus as well. Now is the time to establish and require preventive training that will also help reduce driver absenteeism and turnover during these critical times.
While consumers may hold the brand accountable for failures, restaurants, retail outlets, delivery companies and drivers share in the responsibility to protect all supply chain participants. From the drive through line through the driver and into the consumer's home, human lives are on the line. 
The food home delivery exploding market means that retail and restaurant chains are establishing systems designed to provide consumers with convenience service solutions. Along with this new demand, enforcement of "last mile" food safety regulations mean that the food and food delivery industries have a primary responsibility to prevent food safety and corona virus outbreaks. The lack of a standardized training program to protect food deliverers and consumers is a significant hurdle that can easily be overcome.
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