Zomato has already sent more than 3 million tamper-proof packages to restaurants and planning to triple their supply by April.
Online restaurant guide and food delivery firm has introduced 100% tamper-proof packaging under its initiative ‘Zomato Safely Sealed’. Zomato has pushed this packaging in 10 cities – Delhi NCR, Pune, Jaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Vadodara, Nagpur, Chandigarh, and Bengaluru.
According to Mint, packages are designed to use space efficiently and will break only by cutting the top-end strip once sealed. Consumers are recommended not to accept package if the seal is broken. For starters, packages are available in small sizes for one to two food boxes and in large sizes for two to four food boxes.
Zomato has already sent more than 3 million tamper-proof packages to restaurants and planning to triple their supply by April. New tamper-proof packaging will soon be introduced in 25 more cities in India.
Mohit Gupta, CEO, Zomato, reportedly stated that safety seals are 50 microns thick, made up of single material polymer, and are recyclable and reusable. Zomato will launch biodegradable packages soon, he added.
Afterwards, tamper-proof packages will be introduced in over 180 cities where Zomato is currently serving food delivery. ‘Zomato Safely Sealed’ initiative has added an extra layer of safety to check on fresh food delivery. This packaging is being used by over 5,000 restaurant partners of Zomato.
Zomato will add one more feature for users to see restaurants using tamper-proof packaging showing ‘100% SAFELY SEALED’ message on restaurant pages. Restaurants will have to sign up to use this packing to feature themselves under this initiative.
Reportedly, consumers will get help in making more clear choices about restaurants with this feature. Consumer feedback and restaurant participation is expected to make changes in food packing and delivery.
Earlier, a Zomato delivery executive was spotted in a viral video consuming food meant for delivery to customer. This sparked outrage in public and to solve this issue, Zomato introduced ‘Zomato Safely Sealed’ initiative.