Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The infection that began in Wuhan, China reportedly in December of 2019 has now spread all across the world, prompting nationwide lockdowns and social distancing. See more information on COVID-19 here and health advice for the general public here.
As a social enterprise, Eat My Lunch continuously tries to find ways to improve its operations to keep the costs as low as possible. The team identified digitisation of the paper forms needed for production and quality management as an opportunity to improve process efficiencies and reduce production costs.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently developing additional recordkeeping requirements for businesses along the supply chain to enhance the traceability of potentially contaminated food products. These practices shall intensify the tracking and tracing of certain foods to ensure fast and effective traceability processes in case of potential recalls. The FDA aims to foster the rapid and effective identification of the contaminated foods’ recipients to mitigate or prevent foodborne illness outbreaks or serious adverse health consequences for consumers.