2 Sisters has announced today (June 18) it will temporarily suspend production at one of its plants after a Covid-19 outbreak sees more than 100 workers self-isolate.
The Llangefni site, Anglesey, Wales, which employs 560 people, had been operating during the height of the pandemic, with the first reported positive case of the virus on May 28.
Yesterday, Farmers Guardian reported more than 100 workers from the plant were self-isolating as a precaution.
But 2 Sisters has now confirmed it will ’temporarily suspend production at our Llangefni site with immediate effort for a period of 14 days’.
A spokesperson said: "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."
The company revealed it has been working with Public Health Wales, Anglesey Council, the Health & Safety Executive, the FSA and the Unite union and thanked them for their help and guidance which has ’informed this decision’.
The spokesperson added: "Our sole focus now is to ensure we support all our colleagues through this time and look forward to operating safely and securely in 14 days’ time."
Farmers Guardian understands all products due to be processed will now be transferred to other company locations for the 14-day period until the July 2 restart.