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2 COVID-19 Cases Found at Kraft Heinz Plant in Michigan
April 22, 2020
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A view of the Kraft Heinz plant in Holland, MI. Image courtesy of Google Maps
American food manufacturer Kraft Heinz briefly closed its production plant in Holland, MI last Sunday for cleaning after two workers became infected with COVID-19, several local news organizations reported.
A total of five workers – including three people that were exposed to the two ill employees – are currently in self-quarantine, Kraft Heinz Senior Vice President of Corporate and Government Affairs Michael Mullen told the Holland Sentinel.
The site resumed operations on Monday.
A letter published Tuesday by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU), which represents some of the workers at the Holland plant, alleges that the company has failed to provide employees at the site with personal protective equipment (PPE) like face masks in a timely manner.
“Weeks ago, workers were promised masks, and they’re still yet to arrive, despite promises from management day after day that they would,” the union said in the document.
Masks are slated to be delivered to the facility this week, Mullen said in an interview with the Detroit Free Press.
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