Mon, November 29, 2021


CP Foods raises guard against Covid-19, assuring Thais of food safety

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) has pledged to deliver safe food during the fresh Covid-19 outbreak by maintaining maximum disease controls throughout its supply chain of feed mills, farms, processing plants, transportation, suppliers, distribution channels and Thai and migrant workers.

CP Food CEO Prasit Boondoungprasert said the company’s Covid-19 management centre, set up in early 2020, has implemented stringent safety measures in line with government and CP Group guidelines. These measures were safeguarding the company's operations amid the new wave of Covid-19 infections, he said. Additional measures have been imposed, particularly regarding employees' health and safety, as this is the heart of the production and delivery of quality and safe food to consumers, Prasit added.
CP Foods had also raised cleaning and disinfectant standards at farms, processing plants and offices – from raw materials, production lines and packing rooms to equipment and tools. Face masks, temperature checks, and hand washing with alcohol gel before starting work were compulsory for all staff. All trucks must be cleaned and all wheels must be sprayed with disinfectant, said Prasit. 
Pimonrat Reephattanavijitkul, CP Foods executive vice president for human resources, said 
migrant workers were being housed in dormitories and transported to work by company buses. Meanwhile CP Freshmart shops were maintaining strict hygienic standards at all outlets, with nine disease-prevention measures under "CP Freshmart's cleanliness and safety against COVID-19" project. Staff must wear face masks and gloves while cleaning frequently touched areas such as money trays and door knobs. Customers are asked to wear face masks, wash hands with alcohol gel and have their temperature checked prior to entering. Customers are also encouraged to use the delivery service rather than visiting outlets.

Published : January 07, 2021

By : The Nation