As the industry begins to look forward to a world where we are 'living with COVID', it is imperative that the sector works together to ensure a safe working environment for staff where businesses can adapt and move towards profitable and safe trading once again.
KITCHEN SPECIFIC COVID-19 OPERATING GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES
Given the joint expertise and experience that exist within Chef Network and IFSA as chefs and suppliers spanning all sectors and services, we believe we are the correct authority to create Kitchen Specific Covid19 Operating Guidelines and Procedures to support the industry as it re-opens.
The aim would be:
RTE news is reporting that Dalata Hotel Group has said that the sudden onset of Covid-19 has had a very significant impact on its business and the outlook for the rest of the year remains uncertain.
In a statement issued ahead of its AGM today, Dalata said that revenue per available room (RevPAR) fell by 24.3% at its Dublin hotels, 14% at its regional Ireland hotels and 18.6% at its UK hotels.
ORGALIM is organizing a series of interactive debates on globalisation, ecosystems and the EU's industrial strategy after COVID-19.
The scope of these debates is to bring together a select group of experts to debate the approach to industrial policy in this new era, looking at the short term and longer term strategic choices that are needed for an industrial recovery in a post-coronavirus world and to assess the immediate impact of the crisis on our industries, the disruption caused to supply chains, and how our industries are adapting their operations.
Further info and registration for IFSA members at following link:
RTE is today reporting that McDonald's is carrying out operational tests this week to explore what reopening its restaurants in the UK and Ireland might involve.
However, the UK restaurant where the testing is taking place remains closed to the public.
Please find below the latest update on the EU’s response to the COVID-19 crisis received from Orgalim via EFCEM:
1.EU guidance for a safe return to the workplace
On 24 April, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) published a guidance document on the return to work after the lockdown period. The document covers several areas:
As part of #StrongerTogether, FFT in partnership with Unilever Food Solutions, are delighted to be recognising Hospitality Heroes: individuals or small teams from the hospitality sector who are doing amazing things to support their communities during the current crisis.
Following the IFSA Member - COVID-19 Business Impact Survey conducted at the end of March 2020 and updated outlook among IFSA members as of 22nd April has now been published.
The survey highlights the evolving situation for suppliers in the foodservice sector today, as businesses grapple with the COVID-19 crisis.
With dining rooms temporarily shut down, many U.S restaurants are putting more thought into the food they offer for off-premises dining. Creating special menu items, paying extra attention to packaging and infusing their brand identity into carryout and delivery orders allows restaurants to create a sense of place.
On 22nd April, IFSA brought together an expert panel to discuss issues raised by members in relation to COVID-19 and the severe impact being felt throughout our sector.
The enclosed a letter was sent to President von der Leyen by Orgalim on 22nd April and will be shared with various Commissioners and DGs.