Like so many of you, we continue to closely monitor the developments regarding the spread of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Our team is in constant communication and is dedicated to doing our part to mitigate the potential spread of the disease while protecting our employees and ensuring that we can continue to produce our quality meat products during this challenging time.
Our team members are receiving regular updates on the spread of the disease and the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) recommended practices and protocols for mitigating the spread of coronavirus. We’ve instituted enhanced hygiene practices for all employees, relaxed our work at home rules, implemented travel restrictions, and instituted strict rules regarding visitors, vendors, and others who conduct business on our premises. We are encouraging team members who feel sick to stay at home. In addition, we’ve implemented additional sanitation, screening, and usage of personal protective equipment procedures in our plants.
COVID-19 is not considered a food safety concern. The CDC has stated that “currently there is no evidence to support the transmission of COVID-19 associated with food”. In addition, the USDA and the FDA also have noted that there is no evidence to suggest that food produced in the United States can transmit COVID-19. We are committed to providing safe and wholesome food and our enhanced mitigation procedures are consistent with this critical mission.
While localized COVID-19 outbreaks have significantly impacted the meat and poultry industry, we are working diligently to manage our supply chain to meet our customers’ needs and continue to provide quality and wholesome meat products.
We’ll continue to closely monitor this ever-changing situation. Please join us in doing all we can by helping slow and stop the spread of coronavirus: www.cdc.gov.
Your NSP Quality Meats Team,
National Steak Processors
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