Skip to main content
Open this photo in gallery:

Maple Leaf says it’s deep cleaning the plant including common areas and offices.NATHAN DENETTE/The Canadian Press

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is suspending operations in its poultry plant in Brampton, Ont., after three employees at the facility tested positive for COVID-19.

The company says it’s deep cleaning the plant including common areas and offices as it completes an investigation into the cases.

Maple Leaf says an additional COVID-19 case has occurred in an employee at a plant in Hamilton, but the worker had not been present at the plant for two weeks before the diagnosis.

It says it has completed thorough sanitation at that plant and it is fully operating.

In addition to its normal cleaning and use of personal protective equipment at its plants, the company says it has increased the cleaning of all common areas and taken steps to ensure spacing on production lines where possible.

Maple Leaf Foods is a producer of food products under several brands including Maple Leaf and Schneider’s.

Your time is valuable. Have the Top Business Headlines newsletter conveniently delivered to your inbox in the morning or evening. Sign up today.

Report an editorial error

Report a technical issue

Tickers mentioned in this story

Study and track financial data on any traded entity: click to open the full quote page. Data updated as of 23/05/24 0:53pm EDT.

SymbolName% changeLast
MFI-T
Maple Leaf Foods
+0.34%23.27

Follow related authors and topics

Authors and topics you follow will be added to your personal news feed in Following.

Interact with The Globe