2 SISTERS FOOD GROUP has been hit by an outbreak of coronavirus at its Llangefni processing plant on Anglesey, North Wales.

There are three ‘live’ cases of covid-19 at the site, and 2 Sisters said it was supporting the affected employees while implementing a track and trace process and following necessary health and safety processes.

The Llangefni processing site had been covid-free until the end of May, a spokesman confirmed, adding that management there had worked hard to adapt processes to keep staff safe.

It follows an unconnected earlier outbreak at the firm’s Willand slaughterhouse in Devon.

The 2 Sisters spokesman added: “We currently have three ‘live’ cases of Covid-19 at our Llangefni site and we are following all the necessary Health and Safety recommendations, conducted our own track and trace process, and supporting the three colleagues.

‘Deep cleaning’

The health, safety and wellbeing of every colleague at Llangefni is of paramount importance to us, which is why we have had a series of measures in place for some time including regular and intensive deep cleaning and disinfecting regimes, the wearing of protective visors in production areas and implementing social distancing throughout the factory.

“We continually review and evolve these measures to ensure we have the safest possible working environment; for instance, we have recently introduced thermal temperature checks for all colleagues.”

Unite regional organiser Paddy McNaught told the Daily Post that the union was ‘comfortable’ the company had “acted professionally and safely” in controlling the outbreak.