Stay Home, Stay Homegrown: The Extra Miles We Take
The world is facing an unprecedented health crisis caused by the pandemic brought by the coronavirus. When the World Health Organization released a statement on physical distancing, most of the countries followed it. This then resulted in the closing of many establishments, barely surviving the food industry, and the temporary closure of schools. Despite this, life had to go on and each day is a matter of survival and getting by. Toni Tarver in his article dated May 1, 2020, states that “our food supply is susceptible to disruption not by food contaminated by the coronavirus but by the transmission of the virus among workers in locations and facilities where food is produced, processed, packaged, and sold.”
Here in the Malagos Homegrown Produce, your safety is our priority. In the midst of all this chaos, you deserve a service that will not only ease your worries away but will also ensure your security. In an effort to give all these to you, the Malagos team has unrelentlessly stepped up stricter enhancement of quality and safety measures of our services for you. These efforts include:
Use of Disposable Gloves. Gloves are being used by the food workers to ensure that no contamination of sorts will happen. This practice comes hand in hand with proper hand hygiene. While our food workers ensure that they wear disposable gloves, they have to change it every now and then when they do things unrelated to food handling. In between changing these, they have to thoroughly wash their hands and sanitize with alcohol-based formulas. This way, we ensure that along with the disposable gloves, clean and sanitized hands are also a must. These practices make sure that the handling of food is clean from the inside out. One of the things we always remind each other at work is: disposable gloves are not a replacement for hand washing.
Physical Distancing in the Work Area. These past few months, we have limited the number of staff in the food preparation area at any one time. This is to ensure that there is ample area for each worker to practice social distancing. We have also made sure to organize staff into working groups or teams to facilitate reduced interaction between groups. A distance of at least one and a half meters is strictly implemented and wearing masks is a must.
Maintain frequent washing and sanitizing of all food contact surfaces and utensils. Everything we use, we wash and sanitize. This is the golden rule in the Malagos Homegrown Produce store. There are people specifically assigned to this task. Every batch of fresh homegrown produce also has a freshly clean and disinfected area allotted for them.
Cashless payments and contactless delivery is always encouraged. If you have noticed, we prefer to make sure you have every cashless payment option you need. From gcash all the way to bank transfer, we’d be delighted to accommodate you in any way we can. For our delivery, each and every one of us always have masks and gloves on while we deliver what you have ordered. This is a protection for you in as much as it is for us.Let us fight COVID together-- stay at home while we deliver everything you need whenever, wherever. The Malagos Homegrown Produce is an online store and delivery that has everything homegrown and artisanal you need. Simply head on to our website, place your order, and we’ll deliver it to you in a heartbeat. For today, may you always choose to keep safe, stay home, and shop at Malagos Homegrown Produce.