Food-Tech Hungerbox eyes at reducing the transmission of Covid-19 in office cafeterias

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Things are slowly going back to normal which also means that companies will start operating from office and stop work from home. This creates a great challenge to operate office cafeterias. Hungerbox, a Food-Tech startup has come with a five-pronged approach to resolve this issue. They have come up with a solution based on Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and WHO guidelines.

Maintaining safety and hygiene protocols and social distancing in public spaces like offices. Hungerbox’s solutions covers aspects such as technology, user connect and communication. It also includes WHO-suggested supervisor training and enhanced protocols for kitchen and cafeteria functions. This new system keeps an eye entire kitchen through a 360-degree monitoring system. They also check their workforce regularly.

Sandeep Mitra, co-founder and CEO of Hungerbox said,

“While cafés receive a constant flow of users through the day, our data shows that cafeterias in an institutional setting experience a peak flow at 1:17 pm. Apart from the crowding, cash transactions can also result in an increased risk of transmission of the virus. We have worked with our clients to co-create this solution to decongest cafés, implement enhanced safety measures and operational procedures in line with the latest FSSAI guidelines to mitigate risks and minimise food contamination a and risk of the Covid-19 transmission”.

The system is AI-enabled and can monitor the crowd in the area giving a signal to the users when is the place safe and social distancing can be maintained. The company will also keep a check on the people working and if someone is entitled as ‘unfit’ to work, they will not be working. The transactions will be entirely digitised to save from the risk of contraction from cash. The company has been operating since 2016 and has served over 200 million orders. They are currently functioning across 23 cities and have 158 clients over several industries.  

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