Weston Foods announced it will temporarily close its Interbake Foods cookie and cracker plant in North Sioux City, U.S., after an employee at the facility tested positive for COVID-19.
According to Weston Foods, as part of their preparedness plan, their response team is currently working through a detailed risk assessment and action plan.
In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, the facility will not be reopened until it has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.
The company said any employees who worked closely with the individual who tested positive will be asked to self-isolate and monitor for any symptoms.
“As a food company, we have always invested in practices around employee safety and food safety. During the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve stepped up this work to a new level. Teams across our company are working every day to take the needed actions, including enhanced sanitation procedures, social distancing protocols, and limiting visitors to our facilities to keep our frontline teams safe while they help keep North America’s food supply up and running,” the company said in a statement.