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Coronavirus Case ID’d at Kraft Heinz Plant in Iowa
April 7, 2020
3 Min Read
American food manufacturer The Kraft Heinz Company confirmed Friday that one worker at its Cedar Rapids, IA production plant is infected with COVID-19, several local news organizations said this week.
“We learned that one employee who works in our Cedar Rapids, IA factory has a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This person, who was last in our facility on Wednesday, April 1, is currently being treated,” Michael Mullen, senior vice president of corporate and government affairs at Kraft Heinz, said in a statement to CBS News affiliate KFXA. “The factory did not run production this weekend and it performed its regular sanitation cycle as well as an additional deep clean.”
The plant resumed operations on Monday, television news station KCRG reported. Kraft said that it is contacting others that may have been in contact with the infected worker.
Kraft’s plant in Cedar Rapids manufactures frozen soups, stews, sauces, and meat fillings, according to an information on the facility on IndustryNet.com.
A Kraft warehouse in Springfield, MO was briefly shuttered in late March for a two-day period of deep cleaning after two workers at the site tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
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