SM Foodcourt in Baliwag receives PH’s Safety Seal, certifying the establishment’s compliance in providing quality and safe food experience in the province of Bulacan.
Being awarded with PH’s Safety Seal further attest to SM Foodcourt’s commitment in enforcing Minimum Public Health Standards (MPHS). On top of implementing wearing of facemask and face shield at all times, as well as safe distancing and queuing while orders are being taken, alcohols are also provided at each tenant counters and hallway for customers use. There are available handwashing stations and tissues provided as well as acrylic barriers for those who have actual food displays. Furthermore, regular disinfection of high-touch surfaces such as tables, chairs, countertops & partitions are regularly done by the sanitation personnel.
Aside from requiring patrons to submit to health declaration via official contact tracing app and non-contact temperature check prior entering the premises, money trays are also provided on the counter area. Moreover, customers are encouraged to do cashless transactions to further prevent the spread of coronavirus. Customers are also required to follow diagonal or alternate seating when dining.
Such safety measures and sanitary procedures are being implemented to all SM City Baliwag Foodcourt tenants such as Turks, Sisig Hooray, Mr. Kimbob, Baliwag Lechon, SALO, Sizzling Plate, Chizmozza, Buko Loco, Siomai House, Waffle Time, House of Takoyaki and Eggsprezz.
With the said efforts, and thorough assessment and evaluation conducted by representatives from government agencies such as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Safety Seal tag was officially accorded to SM City Baliwag Foodcourt by the Local Government Unit through the head of the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) Jose Nilo Fernando.
Prior to this, SM City Baliwag became one of the first recipient of Safety Seal in Bulacan accorded May of this year.
“We are happy that all our efforts were recognized. With the “Safety Seal”, we hope to increase people’s confidence in visiting our malls as health, safety, and well-being of our mall patrons and employees always remain to be our top priority” says SM City Baliwag Mall Manager Rodora Tolentino.
PH’s Safety Seal is granted to establishments that are compliant with the Minimum Public Health Standards. The initiative is another way to promote the government’s effort in fighting against COVID19 while assuring public safety and encouraging consumers to patronize business establishments with Safety Seals.