Tops, Central Food Hall deploy an army of robots to kill viruses
In a move to ensure shoppers’ safety and curb the spread of Covid-19, Tops and Central Food Hall have deployed UV-C Disinfection Robots to clean surfaces. These robots have been put to work at 10 Tops and Central Food Halls, namely:
• Tops Market Pinklao, Rama II, Rama III, Salaya, Samut Prakan and Westgate.
• Central Food Hall Bangna, Chidlom and Lad Phrao.
• Tops Superstore Mahachai.
Tops and Central Food Hall plan to introduce the robots at other branches as well as distribution centres of fresh and dry food and online fulfilment centres.
The UV-C Disinfection Robots have been certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Centre for Disease Control (CDC) for their effectiveness as UV-C can kill Covid-19 and other viruses and bacteria.
Disinfection takes seconds as robots emit high-intensity UV-C from all angles to kill 99.9 per cent of germs. UV-C is safe and does not leave residue, thus not affecting the quality of food and products. This technology has also been approved by the UK Food Standards Agency, the US Food and Drug Administration and the organic lobby Soil Association.