Glanbia Ireland said that it has immediately activated contact tracing procedures at its Ballitore, Co Kildare, facility in response to four positive COVID-19 cases among its workforce.
In a statement, the company also confirmed that its business continuity processes have been escalated.
Glanbia Ireland said that the health and safety of its employees, its customers, and its suppliers is its top priority and that it is working closely with local health authorities, and following all appropriate advice.
Crisis Response Team
'Since March, we have managed the challenges arising from COVID-19 with a dedicated crisis response team in place to ensure that our 2,000 people in Ireland are protected and that we continue the important service of producing food products and ingredients to serve our consumers, customers, shareholders and communities,' the company said.
'We have implemented detailed site protection plans and protocols at all our locations and are managing health and safety assiduously through a comprehensive set of measures such as temperature checking at point of entry on site; heightened cleaning and sanitation; social distancing across our operations; personal protective equipment (PPE); Perspex partitions where appropriate, home working, where possible, and limiting site access to essential personnel only,' Glanbia Ireland added. 'This is in addition to the stringent hygiene measures followed throughout our entire supply chain, including operator measures and sanitation of equipment in all of our production facilities which are fully operational.'
Glanbia Ireland concluded that it is continuing to monitor this situation on a proactive basis and is taking all appropriate measures.
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