Blount Fine Foods Response to COVID-19
The response to COVID-19 has been top priority in our communities and here at Blount Fine Foods. We have taken steps to assure Americans continue to have access to the healthy food we produce, including many of the prepackaged fresh soups available at local grocery stores. As a food supplier we are essential to protecting and meeting the needs of American families. We understand that we are part of the nutrition and wellbeing infrastructure in America. At times like this, our foods become fuel that helps power our resolve as a nation to persevere.
- To that end, we have implemented changes across our company to support three goals:
- Protect our people so they may continue to help feed the nation;
- Protect the safety and integrity of our food production operations; and
- Be compliant and collaborative contributors to the greater good.
This commitment starts with our employees, who continue to go above and beyond by taking care of themselves so that they can continue to come to work each day. To support our team, we have instituted extra precautions including a significant increase in our already high standards of cleanliness and sanitation across all facilities, restricting access to our facilities, implementing work from home for non-production staff and rearranging work, break, and meeting areas to accommodate social distancing between our employees. Our leadership has also granted additional paid sick time availability for employees who are sick or high risk. Our employees and their families continue to be a top priority for our organization.
Safety is always our top priority, but especially now as we strive for no interruption in bringing you authentic, delicious and nutritious food. Our team is dedicated to meeting and exceeding food safety and regulation requirements as part of our pledge to people’s overall well-being, and we are monitoring and adjusting to changes in guidance from the USDA as well as the CDC. The FDA continues to report that there is no evidence to suggest COVID-19 is transmitted through food or food packaging. For the communities where we operate, Blount Fine Foods continues to supply open food banks and soup kitchens with food to meet the need of our community.
We are committed to continually produce food and to support the needs of the community as an essential part of the overall solution during this time.