The 2019-nCoV (coronavirus) is on many people's mind currently and that is no different at Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating. We are 100% committed to continuing our mission of providing safe, healthy foods to all our customers and enforcing our long-standing strict sanitation policies.
Meal Delivery Reduces Exposure
When comparing Seattle Sutton’s meal replacement program to purchasing
food from a grocery store or restaurant there are some very important points to
consider. All of our incoming food products are sourced from FDA inspected
facilities and are not touched in our facility until we cook or package it. We prepare
thousands of meals at a time under the same conditions which makes it very easy
for us to enforce the strictest sanitation possible in creating a consumable
product. All of our employees are provided clean scrubs every day and are
required to wear hairnets, beard guards, and gloves when they are exposed to
food preparation areas. In addition, Seattle Sutton employees are all required
to have a food handler’s certification and are continually provided education
on proper handwashing and sanitation. Following the spread of the coronavirus
we have also added new employee policies including making it easier for
employees to receive paid time off if they have been exposed to COVID-19 or if they
are not feeling well.
In contrast, when purchasing food from a grocery store or restaurant
you are exposing yourself to the many people that frequent those locations.
Restaurants are often pushed to produce food items quickly making it difficult
to enforce firm sanitation measures. Many restaurant employees also live
paycheck to paycheck making it hard for them to take necessary time off work.
Many of the difficulties that are in the restaurant industry extend to the
grocery store. At the grocery store you have the added complication of
thousands of customers visiting every day, many of which could have been
exposed to the virus and unaware they may be spreading an infectious disease.
Throughout the history of mankind food has never been 100%
safe. But when you look at the major three ways Americans obtain food (home
meal replacement, restaurants, or grocery stores), home meal replacement
programs are by far the safest method. We at Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating
are doing everything we can to ensure that our product is safe. We fully
understand that many of our customers are in the susceptible segment of the
population. Additionally, according to both the Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) and World Health Organization, coronaviruses are spread from
person-to-person and there is currently no evidence to support transmission of
COVID-19 associated with food.
Boost Your Immune System
Providing your body with proper nutrition, adequate sleep,
and regular exercise can help support your immune system during this outbreak. There
is evidence that nutritional deficiencies can weaken our immune system and make
us more vulnerable to infections. The inclusion of fresh fruits and vegetables,
healthy probiotics, and a variety of antioxidants on all of our meal plans may
help give your immune system an extra boost. We are happy to provide you with a
convenient, safe, and healthful option that you can feel good about when you have
other things to worry about.
Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating will stay in close touch with local
health departments and the Center for Disease Control for any additional
measures recommended during this public health emergency. We encourage all of
our customers and employees to take general precautions such as washing hands
frequently, covering your cough, avoiding large crowds, cleaning surfaces
often, and staying home if you are not feeling well. We are all in this
together, and as Americans will get through this.