Retail Food Group, the franchise owner of Donut King, Gloria Jeans, Michel’s Patisserie and Brumby’s Bakery, has been forced to close one of its factories after three workers tested positive for COVID-19.
The group said on Thursday its Dairy Country cheese processing facility in the Melbourne suburb of Tullamarine had confirmed a cluster outbreak, forcing it to send all workers for immediate testing and to close the factory for a deep clean.
Retail Food Group states all employees are expected to take fever tests before the beginning of work.
“The health and security of our employees and clients is the priority. Dairy Country’s Tullamarine facility will reopen once it has been deep cleaned and pending the availability of staff,” RFG Executive Chairman Peter George said in a statement to the ASX.
The firm doesn’t anticipate the close of its Tullamarine centre to affect its operational and financial position and noted that its Campbellfield facility hadn’t been affected by the virus scare.
Victoria has reported increasing numbers of people who have acquired COVID-19 locally. This increase is linked with multiple outbreaks across a range of settings in metropolitan Melbourne.