EmergiProtect is an app that provides Emergency Operating Procedures to managers to use without looking for a paper manual or checklist. It’s been developed, tested, and continuously updated by experts in public health and food safety management. The app, sponsored by Purell, can be downloaded for free through 2020.

EmergiProtect is now updated with wellness checks and virus mitigation to help you operate in compliance with the pandemic coronavirus State of Emergency operations guidance happening around the country.

Employee wellness monitoring in restaurants has always been an important public health intervention of hazards in a foodservice business as described by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (often called a business Health Policy) because a single sick employee with a foodborne illness that prepares food can cause a large foodborne disease outbreak (e.g., norovirus). Now, most foodservice businesses are required to also perform wellness checks for signs and symptoms of pandemic coronavirus. EmergiProtect has been updated with new wellness check procedures.

Employee personal hygiene controls (e.g., hand washing that includes cleaning and sanitizing hands, proper glove use, etc.) has also been an important intervention of hazards.  However, now personal hygiene controls include respiratory etiquette, avoidance of touching eyes, nose, mouth, avoidance of close contact during work (6 feet rule). We have added these new personal hygiene controls to EmergiProtect with this update.

Likewise, cleaning and sanitation have always been critical to the prevention of cross-contamination of food (e.g., via sanitation of high touch surfaces that can lead to cross-contamination with norovirus). However, now during pandemic coronavirus, foodservice businesses must also disinfect all high touch and commonly used surfaces that could be the source of transmission of viruses to employees and customers.

Active Food Safety has worked around the clock to bring you all of this new information inside EmergiProtect, and with the help of PURELL®, it is now totally FREE. Download today and protect your restaurant!

See EmergiProtect’s free app to help retail foodservice establishments during COVID-19