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June 18, 2020

2 Sisters to halt production at Anglesey plant amid Covid-19 infections

2 Sisters Food Group, the UK-based poultry supplier to major supermarkets, has taken the decision to close a processing plant in Wales temporarily due to Covid-19 infections.

By Dean Best

2 Sisters Food Group, the UK-based poultry supplier to major supermarkets, has taken the decision to close a processing plant in Wales for 14 days because of Covid-19 infections.

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The poultry facility in the town of Llangefni, Anglesey, reportedly had 13 confirmed cases a few days ago with another 110 people self-isolating, although 2 Sisters declined to confirm the numbers.

However, from today (18 June), the company has decided to halt production at the site.

2 Sisters said in a statement: “In light of the current Covid-19 cases at our Llangefni site, we have decided to take the necessary action to clearly demonstrate how seriously we take this issue by doing the right thing.

“The health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues is ultimately the thing that matters most at our business. We are a responsible company with people at its core. Without our people we are nothing.

“We will not tolerate any unnecessary risks – however small – for our existing loyal workforce at the facility.”

2 Sisters said it had worked closely with local health authorities and health and safety bodies, as well as the trade union Unite, in coming to the decision.

In May, 2 Sisters confirmed it had a “small number” of Covid-19 cases among staff at a plant in Devon, in south-west England.

In March, the company said it was hiring “several hundred” workers across its UK-based businesses – poultry, bakery and meal solutions – to cope with the upsurge in demand from coronavirus.

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