Coronavirus COVID-19 statement


06 March 2020

As we are all aware there is heightened concern over the potential threat to the UK food supply chain caused by the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

As a business Produce Packaging do not currently source product from any areas around the world where the virus has resulted in quarantine measures being implemented. Although we do bring product in from Southern Italy, the distance of this factory is almost as far away from the affected areas of Northern Italy as the UK is. The WHO (World Health Organisation) has also issued guidance that the threat from the virus transmitting from goods originating from an area affected by the virus is negligible.

With regards our own contingency planning, Produce Packaging have the following controls in place; 

-       We operate from 4 regional sites, if one site were affected, we could operate from one of the other three

-       We hold a range of products and can increase our stock holding should a threat be recognised

-       We have issued all staff with clear instructions as to what to do in the event of becoming worried about a possible infection, namely that you should call 111 and subject to the advice given, not report to work

-       We have issued key members of staff with laptops to enable them to operate from home and can divert our phones too.

-       We have issued all delivery staff with personal hand sanitiser, (all offices and warehouses already have hand sanitiser stations) and all office/stores staff with clear instructions as to how to wash hands correctly

-       We have for over 10 years complied with the BRC - IOP Technical standard - Storage, Distribution and Wholesale modules and so have clear procedures in place to 'reduce the risk of contamination' 

We hope the above reassures you of our ability to reduce the risk of any disruption in the supply of packaging materials. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

 

 



This entry was written by Jez, posted on 06 March 2020

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