Updated May 11, 2020
Since our last update, we have continued to deploy a significant number of prevention measures to help reduce risks to our employees and communities while fulfilling our essential role to produce safe, quality food for Canadians.
All of our sites have implemented these measures which include:
Fortunately, Canada is flattening the curve and we’re on our way to resuming almost normal lives. Unfortunately, the virus is still spreading in many communities and a few of our employees across the country have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We work closely with the local Public Health Authorities and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency each time an employee is diagnosed with the virus and ensure any learning is immediately implemented and shared with all our other facilities. Each of the incidents to date has been considered isolated by local Public Health Authorities. All of our plants remain fully operational.
Cases were confirmed at the following sites: Calgary, AB (2); Mississauga, ON (2); Brampton, ON (2); Burlington, ON (1); London, ON (1) and Port Coquitlam, BC (1). Most are fully resolved and a few are close to being resolved as the contamination risk periods are ending in the next few days.
We want to salute our team members who have rallied to support each other and our communities, either on their own or under the leadership of the Sofina Foundation. As a result:
Our employees are caring, dedicated, highly talented and work very hard to maintain our commitment to our customers and to Canadian consumers. To all our employees and their families, we say THANK YOU! We know how difficult the last few months have been. We are grateful for your continued support and value it more than you know.
We want to reassure consumers that there is no risk of COVID-19 contamination from food. Various agencies such as the Centre for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have confirmed that: “There is currently no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of COVID-19… There is currently no evidence to suggest that this virus is circulating in animals in Canada.”
Product safety and quality remain paramount at Sofina. We will continue to go above and beyond to meet your needs for accessible, safe, quality food. While we continue to channel our passion and expertise in making great products for you, we encourage you to care for each other:
From each of us at Sofina Foods, THANK YOU for your loyalty!