A series of tips to ensure the safe delivery of food to homes and the avoidance of food contamination, have been offered by Moudi al-Hajri, director of Primary Health Care Corporation's (PHCC) Dietetics and Community Services.
This includes setting delivery hours from morning to midnight, delivering food through new and air-conditioned cars instead of motorcycles, using a refrigerator to store cold food and thermal containers for hot food, while separating the two from each other, the need to issue health certificates for delivery workers and annual comprehensive examination for them, and offering courses on the importance of safe food delivery and personal hygiene.
To ensure quality assurance of food delivery, al-Hajri explained the need to place cameras in food delivery vehicles and allocate special motorcycle routes away from vehicles and cars, highlighting the importance of establishing traffic control for motorcycles and the handing out of tickets if two drivers are riding together or a driver is speeding.
“Food delivery applications save us time and effort; however, we need to consider concepts like health, personal hygiene, and safety for delivery workers or those receiving the orders,” continued al-Hajri.
The PHCC official advised delivery workers to dispose of their face masks every hour, change their gloves for every new order, sterilise their cars, bags, and containers regularly, noting the need to also constantly educate workers on how to limit the spread of viruses and safeguard their health and that of others.
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