Protocols for food service industry

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has issued COVID-19 Protocols for food service establishments.

The Environmental Health Department, in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, has developed a framework geared towards ensuring the safe management of food service establishments (FSEs), during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Designed to work in conjunction with the food hygiene regulations of the Health Services Act Cap 44, the framework consists of several short-term strategies, focusing on the critical areas of employee health and practices, the supply chain and the facility.

The goal is to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus, and the department will monitor, review and strengthen the health and safety policies of these establishments, in the areas of personal hygiene (including hand washing and respiratory hygiene), food hygiene, cleaning of environmental services, use of standard precautions relating to infection prevention and control.

Some FSEs have resumed operations with adjustments to their menus and on-site offerings. These include only offering delivery, takeaway or drive-through services.

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