Business as usual
M.C. Herd and Challenge Meats is guided by the Department of Health’s (the Department) response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Department’s guidelines cover how businesses can respond in a range of scenarios including international business travel, domestic business travel, private international travel, and contact with other people who may have been exposed to the virus and those returning from travel.
M.C. Herd and Challenge is acutely aware of the potential impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and how this could impact our employees and customers and we are exercising appropriate cautions, in line with the Department’s guidelines. Consequently we have implemented additional washing and sanitising processes and banned non-essential visitors and contractors onsite. Additional measures at the workplace include:
- Segregating our workforce and change of meal times to minimise interaction of workers
- Thermal Temperature Camera installed to capture personnel temperature before entering the plant
- Mandatory wearing of masks in the plant
- Regular testing of workers
Employees at M.C. Herd and Challenge Meats in consultation with the Union have implemented policies regarding overseas travel and quarantine requirements to minimise the impact on other employees and the business.
Currently there is no impact on production at any of our plants however if customers have specific concerns regarding the supply of product then they are encouraged to contact the Plant Manager to discuss current stock holdings.
Article by Angelo Lauricella