Response to the Coronavirus (Updated 21/11/2020)
We are actively monitoring updates from Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) and The World Health Organization (WHO) have issued precautionary recommendations including advice on good hygiene practices during food handling and preparation.
At this stage, we are able to stay open for business but have implemented ‘no contact’ deliveries to ensure the safety of our staff and the wider community.
Q. Can Coronavirus be transmitted through food?
A. The Coronviruses are respiratory illnesses and are transmitted to humans through droplets in an infected persons cough or sneeze. Transmission through food is unlikely and there is no evidence that food or packaging is associated with the transmission of COVID-19.
Q. What measures has Tinybeets Food put in place to minimise the risk to the community?
A. We are actively monitoring updates from FSANZ and WHO and have implemented all the precautionary measures which include; cleaning and sanitising, particularly all food contact surfaces, thorough and frequent hand washing, taking all practicable measures to prevent food contamination by food handlers. We have also implemented ‘no contact’ deliveries and issued our drivers with hand santiser to be used before and after each delivery.
Q. Will there be a shortage of food?
A. We have been in contact with our suppliers and although the inventory of certain foods at the supermarket might be temporarily low, there is no shortage of food and I do not expect that any products will be unavailable for this reason.
If you would like to read more about Coronavirus and Food Safety please click here.
If you have any further questions please contact us.