Pusateri’s Fine Foods says one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19.
The high-end grocery store in Toronto says that while the employee works at the company’s head office in a supervisory role, the person visited two stores before taking a vacation on April 24.
“Above all, we want to assure you that we work closely with public health and that we take all necessary steps to keep everyone’s safety and well-being first,” the company said in a statement. Thursday evening.
According to Pusateri’s, the stores visited by the infected employee include their stores Sherway Gardens and Avenue Road.
“In response, we performed an improved professional deep cleaning on these sites, as a precaution.”
Pusateri’s said they weren’t informed of the positive until Wednesday and that they had taken “prompt and immediate action” to develop a response.
Although they do not believe there are other cases at their various sites, Pusateri’s said it has put in place new measures to prevent the possible spread of the virus.
These measures include working with Toronto Public Health to develop best practices and protocols, clarify their anti-virus strategy for customers and employees, as well as a comprehensive review of preventive measures in the store.
“Although this is a low risk and isolated situation, we felt it was important to keep you informed of the information we have.”
Pusateri found himself in hot water last month and the direct target of criticism from Ontario Premier Doug Ford after the grocery store started selling simple containers of Lysol disinfectant wipes for 29.99 $, in an apparent act of price pricing.
“Nothing makes me more angry than someone who takes advantage of these prices and who laughs at those who desperately need these items,” Ford said at the time.
A few days later, Ford announced that its government had issued an emergency order to prevent retailers or individuals from charging what they called unfair prices for necessary goods.
Pusateri later said that the price of the product was incorrect.