With more food establishments offering delivery services due to coronavirus (COVID-19) physical distancing guidelines, operators of such entities are being advised to put measures in place to ensure that meals are properly packaged and safe for consumption.
“Your goal is to deliver food and drink under sanitary and untampered conditions. The priority should be to deliver the product to your customer as if they picked it up themselves,” said Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Senior Food Technologist, Treanna Lindo.
She was addressing the JBDC Biz Zone on the topic, ‘Convenient Catering during COVID-19’.
Miss Lindo said that several things must be considered when packaging food for delivery.
She said that first, food entrepreneurs and restaurateurs must select purpose-designed containers that protect food from outside contamination and ensure that meals arrive at the right temperature.
“Reduce the risk of giving customers leaky containers by placing all sauces, dressings and any other liquids in separate containers and sealing containers holding liquid with plastic wrap for enhanced security,” she recommended.