Tesco stops sourcing chicken from factory with Covid-19 outbreak

PETALING JAYA: Tesco Malaysia has stopped sourcing chickens from a supplier whose plant was ordered to close down early this month following an outbreak of Covid-19 among its workers.

The health ministry had on May 2 ordered the factory in Pedas, Negeri Sembilan to shut down after it detected a Covid-19 cluster of 60 people from there.

“We were informed about the confirmed cases on 6 May, and as a preventative measure we have immediately stopped sourcing from their Pedas Linggi plant until further notice,” the hypermarket’s spokesman told FMT.

It did not say how many of Tesco Malaysia’s 60 stores get their chicken supplies from the affected plant.

But Tesco said there was no close contact between its employees and factory workers throughout the movement control order (MCO).

Last week, Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 60 positive cases involving seven Malaysians and 53 non-Malaysians were reported from the factory.

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