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Covid 19 shuts chicken factory in Wales.

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HeIenaDove Wed 17-Jun-20 19:53:19

DM used to work for them. Doesnt surprise me in the slightest.

Covid-19 hits chicken factory that supplies UK supermarkets and KFC with 100 staff hit
One member of the Two Sisters site in Anglesey, north Wales is in being treated in hospital and 12 others have tested positive, and 110 workers are self isolating

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Deblou43 Wed 17-Jun-20 21:35:11

My friends mum works there it is not huge if at all apparently

Deblou43 Wed 17-Jun-20 21:35:54

Hygienic ... they are taking action now WTF

Bol87 Wed 17-Jun-20 22:14:26

Similar to the meat factory outbreak in Germany this week.. not too surprising I suppose. But also not that problematic as VERY easy to track, trace & isolate!

torydeathdrug Wed 17-Jun-20 22:20:04

There have been loads of outbreaks in meat processing facilities in multiple countries - close contact, confined working area, long hours, cool temperature. Germany has one with over 600 cases atm ... like Bol said though these outbreaks are thankfully easy to track & isolate.

Dorual Wed 17-Jun-20 23:55:49

Damn. I just had a whole cooked chicken on my Tesco delivery today. Would you eat it? Not sure if it's from that factory, but I am in Wales.

marcus242628 Thu 18-Jun-20 00:03:26

Are they still working close together now? Otherwise surely confined working area and long hours would make it like many other working environments the only difference being the lower temperature??

HeIenaDove Thu 18-Jun-20 01:55:47

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StrawberryJam200 Thu 18-Jun-20 09:11:46

Apparently another factor is people shouting to make themselves heard over noisy machinery.

Finfintytint Thu 18-Jun-20 09:14:45

Strawberry, yes. My DH says distancing is difficult because people naturally move closer together to make themselves heard in a noisy environment. He’s food industry too and they had a big outbreak early on.

Dorual Thu 18-Jun-20 11:22:32

So is the food from affected factories safe to eat?

DdraigGoch Fri 19-Jun-20 00:00:56

Food will be as fine (or not) as it would be in normal times. In the time it takes to get from the factory to your plate via the oven the virus should have died off. Personally I keep away from any factory farming though.

I'm not surprised at all. 2 Sisters didn't have the best hygiene controls anyway, a significant number of their staff in Llangefni walked out recently when management didn't take their complaints seriously.

Fatted Fri 19-Jun-20 00:05:01

If they are anything like the chicken 'factory' near where I live, they will also pay people the absolute minimum and will not pay sick pay etc. So workers have probably had to drag themselves in with a temperature etc and spread it like wildfire.

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