OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) — Meat processor Specialty Foods Group (SFG) is temporarily suspending manufacturing operations. The closure is expected to begin Sunday, May 3.

SFG says the decision is part of its ongoing healthand safety assessments and efforts to protect its team members and their families. SFG says it has had 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19

“We take our role in the U.S. food supply chain seriously. We also take seriously our responsibility
to protect our team members during this health crisis,” says Eric Sheiss, SFG President. “We’re
being as proactive as we possibly can to best ensure the health and safety of our team. This
temporary manufacturing suspension is part of the ongoing effort.”

SFG says its has implemented CDC-recommended changes including significant measures to maximize physical distancing, adding physical barriers, providing cloth masks, enhancing daily cleaning and sanitization, and team member screenings/temperature checks at the start of each work shift.

SFG says it will ontinue implementation of the CDC’s guidelines, including enhanced sanitization of the plant. SFG anticipates to resume operations May 11.

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