A company in Blumenort is confirming 25 positive cases of COVID-19.
Exceldor, which is the company formerly known as Granny's, confirmed the news Tuesday afternoon. In a statement, a spokesperson has said that through discussions with public health there is no evidence of workplace transmission.
"We investigated every single one of them and results show that all the measures in place are definitely effective in avoiding contamination among employees in the workplace," the company's statement says.
Further to that, the company says "our role is to ensure a safe working environment for our employees and to raise as much awareness as possible on the precautions to take outside the workplace. Our reality is as follows: several workers live together or commute together, which may have led to this situation within our employees. We are working closely with public health on this issue and all their recommendations are already implemented. The biggest challenge is the speed at which the virus is spreading, which is why we are working day and night to stay ahead of it."
According to the company, studies conducted by Canadian Food Inspection Agency scientists have confirmed that chicken and turkey do not spread SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus responsible for COVID-19.
This is a developing story and more information will be provided as it becomes available. Exceldor has been contacted for an interview.