No outbreak at Maple Leaf plant


By: Tyler Clarke, The Brandon Sun (CAN)

May. 3, 2021


Although seven staff members are home recuperating from COVID-19, there has been no outbreak declared at Maple Leaf Foods.


Vice-president of communications and public affairs Janet Riley confirmed as much during the weekend, noting this is nothing new for the Brandon-based pork processing plant.


The number of cases among staff has fluctuated during the pandemic, just as the number of cases in the larger community has risen and fallen, she noted.


The Maple Leaf Foods plant in Brandon employs more than 2,000 people.


"Keeping our people safe from COVID-19 is our priority and it has been since pandemic began more than a year ago," she wrote...