COVID-19: Ola Highlights the Safety Measures It is Taking at Olafoods Kitchens Amid Coronavirus Outbreak


The ongoing Coronavirus outbreak has had a pretty deep impact on our daily lives. The Indian government has advised the residents of the country to stay home and work from there. All offices are shut down, several major smartphone launches like the Realme Narzo series launch and the Xiaomi Mi 10 launch in India have been postponed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Various e-commerce platforms like Flipkart and Amazon India have declared a temporary shutdown of their services in the country. Various streaming services in India have reduced their bitrate to tackle the surge in internet traffic. Well, all this seems pretty alarming, but again, all of this is to safeguard society and Ola appears to be equally contributing towards the same. Ola’s Food Initiative, dubbed Olafoods, which has 40 kitchens that deliver healthy food across 6 cities in India, has announced its new health and hygiene measures amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Take a look at the initiative taken by Ola and find out what it has in store for us.

Can’t Find Food? Olafoods Might Help

Olafoods by Ola, now aims to provide hygienic and quality food to people who can’t go out of their home during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Though the government of the country has opened avenues for shopping during certain timings of the day, it is still not a very good idea to go out. Add to it the fact that the lack of supply has also been observed in several parts of the country. Olafoods can certainly help solve such issues.

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Below is the official statement that the company has released:

At Olafoods we are committed to offer food that is exciting, fulfilling & wholesome with safety & hygiene being our topmost priority. We follow stringent measures and quality checks across our brands – Khichdi Experiment, Paratha Experiment & BowlSome to deliver the best quality food to our customers.

Under current circumstances, we have further enhanced our operating practices to ensure utmost safety & hygiene.

Here are some of the practices that Olafoods is utilizing to ensure optimum health and hygiene:

  • The company carries out daily temperature checks of the employees before they enter the facility
  • All the staff members of the company are provided with masks and the frequency of washing their hands has been revised to 30 minutes
  • The company claims to have ensured that kitchens are deep cleaned more frequently
  • The delivery executives are thermal screened and hand-sanitised before they pick up every order
  • All cookware, chopping boards, knives, and tabletops are sanitised every four hours
  • The company has deployed tamper-proof packaging

Olafoods is currently operating through a network of 40 kitchens across six states in India. So far, there is no word as to whether or not the service will go beyond these areas, but we can certainly hope that it does.

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What are your thoughts on the Olafoods’ new hygiene initiative? Do you have any such food delivery system in your knowledge that might be worth covering? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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