Staff safety and customer safety is a top priority.
Trussler’s Harvest has always had great food handling policies in place but with the recent development of the covid19 virus we have ramped up our current policies and also created a new protocol to ensure everyone has a good safe food supply during this difficult time. Because we are a small business with 4 employees we are able to implement social distancing at the workplace.
Produce here at the Pantry is handled by 3 people, our 2 packers and our delivery driver and this keeps your risk very very low in comparison to the big box stores. Trussler’s already adhered to strict food safety regulations as required by the Safe Foods for Canadians Act and Porcupine Health Standards. We wear gloves when handling your produce (always have), we wear hairnets (always have), we sanitize all our equipment and we now implemented hand-washing stations to make sure we are able to clean our hands regularly.
We are very lucky that our washroom facility is outside of our building and with that being said our employees must wash their hands and sanitize their cell phones before entering the building. Upon entering all hands must be washed with soap and water for the prescribed period of washing. It is proven that thorough hand washing is better than hand sanitizer when done properly. Cell phones must be wiped clean with disinfectant when leaving the washroom (before entering the building).
PHYSICAL DISTANCING is practiced at work and so is wearing cloth face masks during working hours. We have tape markings to show our distance throughout the building.
After each day our desk must be sanitized. This includes but is not limited to phones, keyboards, pens, markers, desk drawer handles, desk counter, any office supplies used that day (laminator, binders, filing cabinet, etc) Printer board will be cleaned morning and night.
Upon entering the Harvest room doorknobs will be wiped down, then gloves will be put on. Gloves will be discarded when leaving the facility. Door knobs will be wiped once again. No one other than the packer enters the Harvest room during this time.
Bins will be sanitized twice before leaving the facility.
Our drivers’ wear gloves and a mask when delivering to your door. We have made the switch to cardboard boxes to lower transmission rates. You get to keep the cardboard and discard of it during this time.
These measures are being put into place to make sure our operations are as safe as possible for both staff and customers during this difficult time. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, exercise, get lots of sleep and continue to help keep the peace Shop our Pantry we have Grass-Fed Meats, canned goods and so much more.