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Why Tamper Proofing Delivery Orders is Essential for the Safety of the Elderly and Unwell

It’s been around 8 months since WHO announced the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic, and businesses and customers are still facing the music. New COVID cases keep popping up every other day while people continue to struggle to embrace the new normal.

California’s recent new laws on securing food deliveries and ensuring customer safety, which will be in effect from January 2021 come out as great news for a highly vulnerable group of foodies - the elderly and the unwell. It is clearly evident that the elderly and unwell are at higher risk of contracting and succumbing to coronavirus as 80% of deaths from COVID-19 in the US have been reported in people above 65 years of age. By avoiding busy public places, restaurants, and adhering to strict social distancing guidelines, these senior citizens can stay safe.

The problem arises when it comes to nutrition, as dine-in and takeaways struggle to meet dietary needs or economic restrictions for the elderly. Many older Americans consume specially prepared diet meals that are customized according to their nutritional needs and physical health. Furthermore, the growing trend of home-delivered meals is an important part of the national service strategy in the US. It is because a high-quality meal service can fulfill the dietary needs of the elderly with disabilities and other health issues.

Through home-delivered meal programs, the dietary needs of older adults are better-taken care of because of ease of accessibility. It also is a great way to facilitate homebound elderly who choose to stay within their homes and face difficulty in shopping and cooking due to physical and mental health issues. In fact, this 2016 study on older Americans revealed that the elderly who receive food delivery at home are at a lower risk of falls than those who step out of their homes for grocery and food shopping.

Furthermore, a 2010 study published in the Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly unveiled an interesting fact about the emotional health and mental satisfaction of older Americans opting for home deliveries:

While the elderly fancy tasty and healthful food, those who received freshly prepared hot meals in secure packaging were reported to be in better emotional health.

It is therefore crucial that the packaging and temperature control of cooked food ensures safety, prevents it from overheating, protects it from possible contamination, and maintains its hygiene.

This is where tamper-evident food deliveries can help.

The success of home-delivered meal programs for the elderly greatly depends on the handling and packaging of food in transit. The inability to maintain food temperature and improper food handling carries a high risk of foodborne illnesses or of cross-contamination via exposed packaging.

Tamper-evident packaging of foods, grocery goods, and medicines offers an inexpensive, foolproof, and guaranteed means of securing deliveries and protecting health in these challenging times. The Safe Sack ensures just that and a lot more within its state-of-the-art tamper-proof food and grocery delivery system. It offers everything needed to secure the health and safety of the elderly receiving home-delivered meals.

Here’s a sneak peek of how The Safe Sack contributes towards securing food deliveries and helping businesses attain maximum customer fulfillment:

  • Keeping the food secure in its tamper-evident and COVID-combatant packaging made with special leak-proof guards

  • Maintain hygiene and keeping the food free from contamination as it is never exposed to the external environment until it reaches the customer

  • Keeps food fresh, thanks to The Safe Sack’s ventilation flow technology

  • Leaves no chances of tampering! The Safe Sack’s iconic tamper-evident seal makes it impossible for anyone other than the customer himself tampers with food, steal the customer’s food, and expose it to an unhygienic external environment

  • The Safe Sack is easy to open in one-step, thus making it effortless for older adults who otherwise struggle with opening products that have tamper-proof packaging

  • Improves emotional health of the elderly and unwell

Above all, getting restaurants entrusting customers in these untrusting times. Businesses that go the extra mile in serving their customers and protecting their communities always win a staunch following of contented customers.

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