Jan 13, 2021

Crysbro hides that employee was tested positive for Covid-19

An employee of FARM’S PRIDE (PVT) LIMITED, the manufacturer and distributor of Crysbro chicken, has been infected by the Covid-19 virus.

The employee is part of the production line, reports say.

However, the company has failed to inform this to the public and has neither destroyed their products at that time. These products are now said to have been distributed islandwide.

34 contacts have been subsequently identified and quarantined.

During the Covid-19 outbreak, it has become an accepted and ethical practice for food related companies to issue a public statement if one of their employees were found to be Covid-19 positive.

Upon inquiring from the Gampola Chief Public Health Inspector Lesley Prasidas, he confirmed that a Crysbro employee had indeed been infected by the virus around Dec. 30-31.

Noting that the employee had attended an office meeting, the Chief Public Health Inspector said that others who had attended the meeting were urged to quarantine.

Noting that the company employees were tested on Jan. 09, he said that the reports are still pending.

Despite the distance between the office and the factory being just 500 yards, the factory had been closed for only a day since the discovery, reports say.

Attempts to contact senior marketing manager - Mr. Amores Sellar and Director - M. Shafeek Samad were unsuccessful, until time of publication.

Crysbro is one of the leading suppliers of poultry products to the Army as well.