Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Heather Humphreys TD, Minister For Business, Enterprise and Innovation paid a visit to Total Produce Swords, one of its five national Retail Central Distribution Centres in Ireland on Friday 27 March.
The Taoiseach and Minister Humphreys met with Total Produce plc Chairman, Carl McCann and Managing Director of Total Produce Ireland, Des McCoy before taking a tour of the facility, observing the stringent hygiene protocols in place throughout the facility.
'Social Distancing and best Health & Safety practices were adhered to at all times throughout the visit,' the fruit & veg firm said in a statement.
'Unity of Purpose'
The company said that during the visit on the agenda were the implications of COVID-19 for the fresh produce sector, the extraordinary unity of purpose and cooperation evident across the fresh produce supply chain from growers to retailers and our shared determination to keep supply chains open.
The Taoiseach and Minister Humphreys were further assured of Total Produce’s commitment, confidence and capacity to ensure the ongoing availability of a full range of fresh fruits & vegetables on retails shelves in the days and weeks ahead, it said.
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