Coquitlam, British Columbia Poultry Establishment Closed by COVID-19 Health Authority

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COQUITLAM, British Columbia – A poultry processing plant in Coquitlam, British Columbia has been shut down by Fraser Health after an outbreak of COVID-19 among its employees.

The health authority claims that two workers from the facility operated by Superior Poultry Processors Ltd. were tested positive for the virus and all employees were screened.

He said that anyone who had the virus or had been in close contact with them had been asked to isolate himself.

The authority says that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has indicated that there is no evidence to suggest that the virus is transmitted through food.

As a result, he indicates that no chicken products from the plant were recalled.

The plant is the sister facility of United Poultry Co. Ltd. in Vancouver, where 29 staff members were diagnosed with COVID-19.

Factory officials did not comment.

Provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry said on Thursday that investigations were underway at the two facilities, but there appear to have been movements of workers and managers between factories.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on April 24, 2020.

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