In a statement the processor said the safety and wellbeing of people, communities, and business continuity remain our top priorities.
“Having mobilised our COVID-19 Response Team, we are implementing our business resilience process. We have already activated a range of mitigation measures and are continually monitoring, reviewing and managing our responses to the evolving situation.
“We are staying abreast of the latest updates and advice from health authorities and are doing everything possible to maintain the safety of our people and continuity of our production during these uncertain times.
Has Teys’ production been impacted by COVID-19?
No. All our processing plants are currently operating normally.
What is Teys doing at facilities to mitigate the risks of disruption?
We have activated a range of measures at all Teys sites, such as the following:
- In addition to our already stringent food safety practices, we have increased the frequency of cleaning to reduce infection risk through surface contact.
- We have enforced heightened isolation and return to work procedures for unwell staff. Everyone who has been unwell now requires medical clearance before returning to work at our plants.
- We have implemented employee education campaigns to raise awareness of virus symptoms and promote good hygiene and preventative measures.
- To help manage the risk from external parties, we have discouraged onsite visits for non-critical matters until further notice and require signed declarations prior to access.
- All work-related international travel has been suspended until further notice.
What is Teys doing to ensure supply chain continuity?
We are implementing our business resilience process, led by our COVID-19 Response Team. We have already activated a range of mitigation measures and are continually monitoring, reviewing and managing our responses to the evolving situation.
In addition to our own business continuity efforts, we have also cross-checked with our critical suppliers to confirm their preparedness and continuity of supply for our business operations.
What about Teys’ suppliers of secondary materials?
We have been working closely with all our critical suppliers and partners (i.e. packaging and other related items to production) in ensuring confident levels (in light of volatile demand conditions) of stock inventory are maintained. We will continue to work closely with our suppliers and partners, to ensure this high degree of confidence is maintained.
How will Teys customers know if the situation changes?
We are continually monitoring government updates and reports on the latest medical advice and conducting our own ongoing assessment to determine if additional mitigation measures are needed.
The Teys team will engage with customers directly on material changes that may impact our joint operations and supply in the future.”