An Update on COVID-19
At Foodom, we believe in boosting your well-being with healthy, tasty, and affordable in-home cooking experiences, bringing people together through nourishment.
With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are thinking of everyone we know and care about. We have been closely monitoring the ongoing health concerns. Here are a few updates about the measures we’re taking during this time:
Your Safety is Our Top Priority!
Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and cooks. The cooks that work with Foodom follow FDA and CDC recommended guidelines when they are in your kitchen.
Here are the measures taken by the cooks before, during, and after the in-home cooking service:
- Self-health check before coming to your home and If one is sick, another personal cook will take their place
- Wear a mask that will not be removed until they leave your home
- Sanitize their phone and wash hands, then put on disposable gloves
- If they have shopped, all food packaging will be sanitized before they begin preparing the delicious meals
- Keep social distancing protocols of at least 6 feet
The cooks that work with Foodom are skilled and have broad industry experience, practicing food safety guidelines for years. They are available also to do grocery shopping and will follow the current updated food safety best practices.
Given the growing concern of COVID-19, we greatly care about everyone’s safety and health, which are always top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure we are giving you the most up-to-date information and support. Because the situation and policies vary by county and change from day to day, we encourage you to stay informed and follow the recommendations of your local health authorities.
All of our chefs are food safety certified and use the best practices for food safety. This includes proper hand-washing, cleaning, food handling, and storage, in addition to wearing gloves, a mask and clean clothes while cooking.
Here are a few CDC and WHO advises for protecting yourself and others:
- Use cloth face coverings in public
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and/or alcohol-based sanitizers
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover your mouth or nose when you sneeze or cough
- Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and other people outside of your home
- If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention
Here are a few more helpful resources that could answer further questions you might have:
Highlighted Food Q&A from Government Resources
A: Currently there is no evidence of food, food containers, or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Like other viruses, it is possible that the virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on surfaces or objects.
If you are concerned about contamination of food or food packaging, wash your hands after handling food packaging, after removing food from the packaging, before you prepare food for eating and before you eat. Consumers can follow CDC guidelines on frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; and frequently clean and disinfect surfaces. It is critical to follow the 4 key steps of food safety—clean, separate, cook, and chill.
A: Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19.
Unlike foodborne gastrointestinal (GI) viruses like norovirus and hepatitis A that often make people ill through contaminated food, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is a virus that causes respiratory illness and not gastrointestinal illness, and foodborne exposure to this virus is not known to be a route of transmission.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. It’s always important to follow the 4 key steps of food safety—clean, separate, cook, and chill.
A: Currently, there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. However, the virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person in some communities in the U.S. The CDC recommends that if you are sick, stay home until you are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.
Anyone handling, preparing and serving food should always follow safe food handling procedures, such as washing hands and surfaces often.
A: CDC recommends routine cleaning of all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label. CDC does not recommend any additional disinfection beyond routine cleaning at this time.
View the current list of products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.
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