An Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states “there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food…” and that there is low risk of spread from food products or packaging. We are evaluating the situation as it evolves and will update you with any changes.
We have a comprehensive and Certified HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) Plan in place, which includes GMPs (Good Manufacturing Processes) that guide our company in the case that an employee has any signs of illness or injury. In addition to these GMPs, we are also following preventative measures including, but not limited to the following:
- We are educating our staff about COVID-19 and enforcing the recommended preventative measures sourced from the CDC and local health departments (i.e. frequent handwashing, regularly disinfecting of workspaces, wearing facemasks, etc.).
- Any employee exhibiting flu-like symptoms or a fever is sent home until the employee is free of fever and any other symptom for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines.
- We have increased the frequency of the cleaning and sanitization of our plant and increased the presence of hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes around production areas and offices.
- Employees and visitors to our facilities are being asked to report if they have recently traveled to affected international locations or have been in close contact (as defined by the CDC) with a person with confirmed COVID-19.
In the meantime, we look forward to continuing to provide our goods and services as regularly scheduled.