PepsiCo China food processing factory halted after COVID-19 infection found

PepsiCo China meals processing manufacturing unit halted after COVID-19 an infection discovered

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A Pepsico signal is seen at its food-processing plant in Beijing’s Daxing district, following a brand new outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), China June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

BEIJING (Reuters) – PepsiCo China mentioned on Sunday that operations at one among its meals processing crops in Beijing had been suspended after not less than one worker examined optimistic for the coronavirus, within the newest outbreak of COVID-19 virus within the capital.

Manufacturing on the manufacturing unit within the Daxing district was halted as quickly as the primary coronavirus case was confirmed on June 15, PepsiCo China director of company affairs, Fan Zhimin, advised a information convention, with out saying what number of instances have been detected.

A senior official for the Beijing illness management authority, Pang Xinghuo, advised the identical information convention that eight individuals on the Daxing plant had examined optimistic.

Lay’s, which is owned by PepsiCo, mentioned in a publish on its micro-blog that the affected food-processing plant produced a small amount of its potato chips. It mentioned the prospect of any virus surviving throughout meals processing was very low.

Beijing reported its first case within the newest COVID-19 outbreak within the metropolis on June 11. The resurgence, through which 227 individuals have been contaminated, has been linked to Beijing’s Xinfadi wholesale meals centre close to Daxing district.

Reporting by Ryan Woo and Liangping Gao; Enhancing by Edmund Blair