ABBOTSFORD (NEWS 1130) — Twenty-two workers at an Abbotsford food processing plant have tested positive for COVID-19, and Fraser Health has ordered the facility to shut its doors.
According to a statement Sunday, a “cluster” of cases was identified at Grand River Foods, which is a processing plant linked to Sunrise Farms, on Feb. 2. The site was last inspected Feb. 18, and an outbreak was declared Feb. 19.
“Fraser Health is working with staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed, and is taking steps to protect the health of all staff,” a statement reads.
“We are working with the facility to strengthen their COVID-19 mitigation strategies.”
Abbotsford food processing plant ordered closed due to #covid19 outbreak.
22 cases to date.
Cluster first identified Feb 2.
Inspected on Feb 18. @fraserhealth has now ordered it closed.#bcpoli @news1130 pic.twitter.com/S1Hn4VrigD
— LizaYuzda (@LizaYuzda) February 22, 2021
No chicken products are being recalled.
“According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), there is no evidence to suggest that food is a likely source or route of transmission for the virus. At this time, there have been no reported cases of food or food packaging being associated with the transmission of COVID-19,” the statement says.
“All Canadians should continue to follow good hygiene practices during food handling and preparation.”