Industry standards and certification specialist NSF has played a starring role in ensuring McDonald’s UK store estate is operating in a safe and compliant way.
Following the closure of the fast food chain’s entire restaurant network due to the Covid-19 pandemic, McDonald’s looked for a company to assist it in reopening its UK and Ireland restaurants in line with government guidelines.
NSF was commissioned by McDonald’s UK & Ireland to independently validate all of its Covid-19 processes and procedures.
Working with the on-site and remote teams to ensure the processes met the government and public health guidance, NSF experts reviewed all McDonald’s Covid-19 procedures and developed new training materials that were rolled out to employees returning to work.
It also visited a sample of restaurants and drive-thrus to provide advice on the ground as new processes were being tested and developed.
Additional visits have subsequently taken place to ensure kitchen teams maintain the new standards that have been introduced.
McDonald’s sites now display a window sticker showing that Covid-19 controls are in place.
Rob Chester, managing director of NSF International’s food operations in the UK, said the company will continue to work with McDonald’s to make sure its restaurants are following the best practices developed to create a safer environment for everyone.
“NSF brought all its expertise to support and develop workable solutions with the McDonald’s team,” he said.
“Customers can be reassured that McDonald’s processes have been independently validated and their top priority is the safety and well-being of their people and customers and McDonald’s have enhanced their high standards of cleanliness and introduced a number of additional measures and changes to their restaurants.”