The Speciality Group of Restaurants, which operates over 100 restaurants and confectioneries (currently 129) in over 25 cities in India as well as overseas, including such marquee F&B brands like Mainland China, Oh! Calcuttta, Cafe Mezzuna, sigree Haka and many more, has come out with a set of eleven specially tailored standard operating procedures being strictly adhered to and scrupulously followed at all its establishments to keep the baleful Covid-19 shadow at bay.
These steps include:
#1: Taking stringent body temperature checks of delivery boy.
#2: Tagging on to the delivery bags going out its outlets the body temperature of all chefs, food handlers & delivery boys handling a particular order.
#3: Mandatory usage of protective gear (face mask, hand gloves and hair net) and strict maintenance of 1 metre physical distance among the staff.
#4: Regular handwash with anti-bacterial soap for all food handlers & delivery boys besides compulsory and regular medical examination of all staff.
#5: All vegetable & perishables are mechanically washed with specialized Suma disinfectant tablet.
#6: All cutting knives, chopping boards & food contact surfaces are sanitized regularly with Suma disinfectant tablet.
#7: All food materials are segregated & individually stored in 100% food-grade containers to prevent cross-contamination.
#8: Deep freezer temperature is maintained below -18*c and refrigerator temperature at 5*c to prevent bacteria formation.
#9: Mechanically ventilated kitchen exhausts/ fresh air ducts/ burners cleaned every day as per FSSAI guidelines. Kitchens are cleaned and sanitized regularly as per FSSAI guidelines.
#10: Best in class cooking ingredient sourced through FSSAI approved vendors used for cooking.
#11: Conducts random tests on cooked food samples in its microbiology labs.
In a communication, Speciality restaurant said that “these are the mandatory steps we take to ensure that we care for them and with us they are in safe hands.”