There's no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic played large part in raising food and hygiene standards in 2020, and it's safe to say these high standards will remain.
As a result, there has been an increase in demand in restaurants wanting to secure their Uber Eats bag closed before sending it out the door for delivery. Unfortunately, not all seals used are food grade or deemed safe, such as staples.
Using staples in food packaging is incredibly dangerous for a few different reasons:
Staples are too small to be noticed if they fall into food and can cause serious health issues when swallowed.
If you are using several staples to secure the Uber Eats bag, the customer may have difficulty safely opening the bag to retrieve their food and might cut themselves in the process.
Staples are not only hazardous for staff members frantically preparing orders on a Saturday night (especially when the stapler jams!), but also for the customer who receives the delivery. This negative experience could reflect on your brand and negatively impact a customers perception of your food.