HungerBox launches solution to minimise Covid-19 transmission risk as corporate cafeterias set to reopen

BENGALURU: Food-tech firm HungerBox has created a solution primarily based on FSSAI (Food Safety & Standards Authority of India) and WHO pointers, and the Government of India’s AarogyaSetu App, to make cafeteria operations Covid-19 secure, mentioned a press release issued right this moment.
As many workplaces put together to transition again from the WFH mannequin they’ve been following over the previous weeks, reopening cafeterias for employees use whereas being absolutely compliant with the newest protocols round social distancing and enhanced security and hygiene throughout all the worth chain of F&B operations is a key precedence.

“The HungerBox ‘Covid-19 Safe’ solution follows a five-pronged method which envelops points such as technology, consumer join and communication, WHO-prescribed supervisor coaching and enhanced protocols for kitchen and cafeteria operations, together with rigorous checks on operations personnel and a tech-led monitoring system that encompasses a 360 diploma view of cafeteria operations,” mentioned Sandipan Mitra, CEO and co-founder of HungerBox.

“While cafés receive a constant flow of users through the day, our data shows that cafeterias in an institutional setting experience a peak flow at 1:17 pm. Apart from the crowding, cash transactions can also result in an increased risk of transmission of the virus. We have worked with our clients to co-create this solution to decongest cafés, implement enhanced safety measures and operational procedures in line with the latest FSSAI guidelines to mitigate risks and minimise food contamination and risk of the Covid-19 transmission,” mentioned Mitra.

Using AI/ML, the platform regulates consumer circulate into cafeterias and permits decongestion and permits enhanced crowd management. This ensures that customers go to the café solely when it’s secure and social distancing will be maintained. The firm has additionally applied improved security protocols contained in the kitchen as properly as within the cafeterias. Only these ‘fit to work’ and deal with meals will probably be allowed to function as café expertise managers. Regular temperature screening of employees and monitoring of compliance to meals security requirements on the kitchen, meals counters and cafeteria will probably be executed with the assistance of HungerBox’s expertise.

In addition to this, all main contactless cost choices are offered to eradicate the risk of virus transmission due to money dealing with.

Since the corporate’s inception in 2016, the HungerBox platform has dealt with greater than 200 million orders. The firm operates throughout 23 cities nationwide with 158 purchasers within the corporate, training, healthcare, tech park, mall and multiplex sectors.

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