The key to restarting business operations during COVID-19 is to invest in your food safety culture. You’ll regain customer confidence but also prepare you to weather future crises.
With health and safety on the line, strengthening your food safety culture is the key to successfully reopening or stabilizing your business. Keep reading to learn more about how you can make it a priority in your grocery store, convenience store, or restaurant.
COVID-19 “hibernation” is over — albeit in varying degrees, depending on where you live. Although most retail, restaurant, and hotel chains are eager to reopen, many consumers remain wary. As you work to rebuild your business, it’s important to not only foster a food safety culture, but also share your health and safety protocols with the public.
You need a clear plan for what your new procedures will be, how to communicate these to employees and customers, and how to implement and track everything. The consequences of missing steps could be contributing to virus spread, damage to your brand, and even more lost revenue. But how do you pull together a detailed plan quickly enough to reopen?
Not adequately protecting employees and customers can damage your brand, lead to a lawsuit or insurance premium increases, or ultimately hit revenue hard enough that you go out of business. With stakes this high, you need to feel confident that you have a step-by-step plan to mitigate risk while you get back to business.
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