Over the last several weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has spread worldwide affecting many communities, businesses, and families. Currently, there are over 1.5 million cases around the globe with a reported 90 thousand deaths. Without the proper awareness and necessary actions, these numbers are expected to increase.
As a food provider, it is our responsibility to ensure we remain operational and safe with our practices. Nothing is more important than the safety of the employees, the workers at our ranches, and the needs of our customers. Supplying fresh and healthy products to families in a time of need is essential. This is the Divine Flavor promise.
Here are some of the practices our company and farms are implementing.
Inform / Educate / Training:
Perhaps one of the most essential practices to have is good communication. Speaking with their teams, building awareness of this situation, and training workers to follow good practices. This includes social distancing when possible, good hygiene, sanitation, and reporting to supervisors when they feel symptoms of coronavirus.
Good Hygiene & Sanitation Practices:
Already an important area related to food safety, teams are closely monitoring this even more. Managers and supervisors are verifying all employees are washing their hands, sanitizing equipment, and staying healthy as much as possible.
Washing Hands Properly
Clean Working Environment
Limiting the amount of interaction amongst staff and personnel is sought to be an affective strategy for preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Avoid having big group meetings in small spaces. Prevent sick people from going to work. Avoid touching and personal contact.
Staying 6ft apart/Social Distancing
No touching/avoid infected people
Staying home when sick
How the Virus Spreads:
The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Symptoms of the virus:
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
Fever of 100.3 (38)
Shortness of Breath
The Divine Flavor family is incredibly grateful for the dedication of our all our grower partners and their teams. We wish all good health and to stay safe during these challenging times.
For more information, please contact:
Public Relations Coordinator, Divine Flavor, LLC