An employee of the Campbell Soup Supply Co. of Napoleon will remain home for two weeks after reporting they came into indirect contact with someone who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
“This employee does not handle any equipment in the plant,” said Amanda Pisano, manager of corporate communications for the Campbell Soup Co. She added the employee works in an office.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the employee will remain home for a minimum of 14 days per our protocols,” Pisano added. “We will thoroughly clean the office, including their immediate workspace along with common areas.”
She stressed there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the plant, and the health and safety of employees and customers remains a top priority of the company.
She also pointed out, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there is no evidence COVID-19 is transmitted as a foodborne pathogen.
“COVID-19 is not considered a food safety concern, and consumers are at no risk of contracting the coronavirus from any food product,” Pisano said.