Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is providing meals for people affected by coronavirus

The airline’s catering services is cooking meals for those in need

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is providing meals for people affected by coronavirus

Etihad Airways will provide meals for people who have been affected by the coronavirus.

The government, alongside business organisations and community centres in Abu Dhabi, has teamed up with the airline to make use of Etihad Airport Service Catering facilities - one of the only food facilities to achieve ISO 17025 accreditation in the UAE by Emirates National Accreditation System. In other words, the hygiene standards are impeccable.

In fact, the statement released by the airline announcing the news explained that Etihad Airport Service Catering ensures meals are prepared to the highest culinary hygiene standards by using laboratory testing on food, water, hands and surfaces, hence why it has been selected to prepare meals for those affected by COVID-19.

"The capabilities of EAS Catering’s in-house food laboratory means we have direct oversight on the effectiveness of COVID-19 safety measures. We increased microbiological swabbing of surfaces and hands in order to validate disinfection and hand washing efforts, which are direct indicators of virus viability,” said Andrew Caines, General Manager, EAS Catering.

The catering service has already cooked and delivered over 15,000 meals a day to people self-isolating or under quarantine as well as those on the frontline including medical staff and humanitarian workers.

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