March 26, 2020

Prima® Wawona Response to COVID-19

We want to share with you some of the precautions Prima® Wawona is taking to protect all our employees and customers amid concerns about the coronavirus and COVID-19.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronavirus is spread mainly from person to person. There is no evidence of illnesses caused by transfer of virus from food or food packaging. Fortunately, our food safety, health and hygiene practices that protect consumers from common foodborne illnesses are also effective to manage the risk associated with coronavirus.

Please click https://is.gd/KjA8cT and scroll down for The FDA’s “Food Safety Concerns” FAQ list.

Based on the latest guidance from the CDC (click their link here: https://is.gd/PvYcBQ ), the U.S. Department of State, and international public health organizations, we are redoubling our efforts to safeguard workers in the field, at all our facilities, and throughout the supply chain. This includes:

  • Increasing the number of handwash and sanitization stations in all workplaces.
  • Increasing the frequency of routine cleaning and sanitizing of high-touch surfaces such as shared office equipment, time clocks, doorknobs, countertops, tables, etc.
  • Allowing employees to work from home if possible.
  • Social distancing, including reducing the number and size of meetings within the company and with customers and suppliers.
  • Minimizing worker travel and maximizing the use of remote communications.
  • Refreshing food safety, health and hygiene training for all.
  • Reviewing and updating company-wide emergency response procedures to meet this new challenge.
  • All drivers, contractors, guests, etc., must follow our personal health and hygiene policies, and if exhibiting any symptoms of illness, are not allowed on premises.
  • Requiring all employees with COVID-19 symptoms or who have come in contact with someone else who has symptoms to remain home and notify their supervisors immediately.
  • Keeping up to date on the latest CDC and FDA notices and recommendations.

Please be assured of our unwavering dedication to deliver a healthy, wholesome product and to the safety of our employees and community. We will update you with more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, thank you for your continued loyalty and trust in Prima® Wawona.