How are you keeping food safe?
We are taking every effort to ensure the safety of our food, employees, and customers at each step of our production process.
At the onset of COVID-19, we took swift action to revise our food delivery to phase out bulk packaging and introduce pre-sealed, packaged product. From raw materials to final packaging, we’re responsibly monitoring every step of the supply chain process from our film supplier partnership to the finished package integrity at our manufacturing plant.
Our film supplier manufactures the film used for our packaging in an automated way with minimal handling. The employees operating the film press wear Personal Protective equipment at all time. The film is then shrink wrapped before delivery to avoid contamination.
Prior to handling any food, film or final packages, all Cadence Kitchen associates wash their hand with soap and water and subsequently sanitize their hands with 70% Isopropyl alcohol, and wear full gear Personal Protective Equipment, including hairnet, lab coat, face mask, face shield and gloves.
How are you keeping your employees safe?
We have taken proactive steps since the beginning of the pandemic to protect the workplace of infectious disease outbreaks.
We have designated a Crisis Management Team to closely monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control, the WHO, and our state and county health departments regarding COVID-19. We were quick to implement a Telecommuting arrangement to reduce the number of people in our offices and buildings. We have enhanced janitorial services on-site in high-traffic areas such as bathrooms, break rooms, door handles and railings. For those who are reporting to work on-site, we have asked all employees to cooperate in taking steps to reduce the transmission of infectious disease in the workplace, including: practicing frequent hand washing with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds; covering their mouths when sneezing or coughing; practicing social distancing and avoiding meeting people face-to-face and wearing PPE’s such as gloves, masks and face shields. We have increased awareness and education on virus symptoms, how to limit spread and to stay home when feeling ill. For anyone working at our Corona plant, we have implemented a wellness screening process including a temperature and PPE check. We have suspended access to the plant for visitors and nonessential business travel for employees until further notice.
Can COVID-19 be transmitted through frozen food or packaging?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no epidemiological evidence that people can contract COVID-19 from food or food packaging. The virus needs a live animal or human host to multiply and survive, and it simply cannot multiply on the surface of food packages. Furthermore, the virus that causes COVID-19 can be killed at temperatures similar to that of other known viruses and bacteria found in food. Lastly, the WHO continues to recommend taking precautions such as washing hands thoroughly after handling food packages and before eating, though disinfecting food packaging materials is not necessary.
Do you have an official response regarding COVID-19?
Please find our official response here.