Three employees in Danish Crown test positive for coronavirusChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 29, 2020
Danish Crown, a food processing company dealing primarily in meat processing of pork and beef, on Tuesday sent an initial 30 employees home in quarantine after three cases of coronavirus were detected in 48 hours in the workplace, according to a press release of the company.
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"It is important to emphasize that COVID-19 is not transmitted through food. When we react as quickly as we do, it is because, already in March, we made a clear plan for what we do when an employee is found to be infected with COVID-19. That plan is based on quick detection of possible contact persons and tests that follow the authorities' recommendations," said Per Laursen, production director at Danish Crown Pork.
According to the press release, Danish Crown first became aware of the infection at the workplace after an employee informed the company on Sunday that he had coronavirus.
Then on Monday afternoon, another employee was found infected after reporting ill and on Tuesday a third employee received a positive result following limited testing taken in the workplace on Monday. "It is unclear how the employees have been infected, and we also do not know if there has been a spread at the slaughterhouse, but to ensure the best possible outcome we have chosen to close the department in question and we are in close dialogue with the authorities, so that together we can make the most effective response," said Per Laursen. ■