Fraser Health said it issued a 10-day shutdown order for Sunrise Poultry Processors at 13542 73A Ave.
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“We will continue to monitor additional cases, and case and contact management is ongoing,” the health authority said in a press release.
“People identified as cases and close contacts have been instructed to self-isolate.”
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there is no evidence linking food to the transmission of COVID-19, but the public are advised to always cook meat thoroughly and avoid ensure that there is no cross-contamination during its preparation.
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British Columbia’s poultry processing plants have witnessed numerous outbreaks of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
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In March, the province began offering priority immunization to many workers in food processing facilities and other industries where staff worked closely together and the use of personal protective equipment or barriers did not occur. was not practical.
Fraser Health also declared COVID-19 outbreaks at Surrey Memorial Hospital and Dufferin Care Center on Saturday.
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