In response to the Covid-19 pandemic Claremont Foods has taken numerous actions to keep our team members and the larger community safe. Claremont Foods has created and implemented an Emergency Preparedness Plan concerning COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our team members, facility and the food we manufacture for the public.
We are monitoring this situation daily through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as other local health organizations. We are following their guidelines.
First and foremost, we are taking additional preventive measures to communicate to our employees for their health and safety and keeping our facilities cleaned and sanitized. Food manufacturing facilities and equipment are cleaned and sanitized daily per normal schedules, which includes using sanitizing solutions in high-touch/shared surfaces and high traffic areas. We have increased team member focus on cleaning and have dedicated team members to sanitize key areas during the day. We have also staggered our production shifts and provided additional spacing in the break areas.
We are monitoring our team members for any signs of illness and requiring them to not come to work if they have any symptoms of illness until they are symptom free for at least 48 hours, per CDC guidelines. To support this, we have appropriately modified our attendance policies.
There is no evidence to suggest that food produced in the United States can transmit COVID-19. Likewise, there is no evidence of food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19.
We have been in communication with our raw and packaging materials vendors and currently do not anticipate any significant disruption to our supply chain.
We thank our clients for the opportunity to manufacture food for them. Rest assured, Claremont Foods is doing everything we can to provide a healthy environment for our team members and safe food for our clients.