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HSE confirms Scallans is risk free following one positive Covid-19 case

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Scallans Foods in Whitemill

Scallans Foods in Whitemill

Scallans Foods in Whitemill

The HSE has carried out an assessment of Wexford food company, Scallans in Whitemill Industrial Esate where an employee was diagnosed with coronavirus a few days ago, and confirmed that there is no risk to staff or customers.

Four potential close contacts of the confirmed case, a sales rep who mostly works outside the office, were tested over the weekend and anxiously awaited results which came back negative yesterday (Monday) while a fifth close contact and three other staff members who arranged tests through their GP's also received negative results.

'If there was any risk whatsoever to our staff or to our customers, there is no way that we would be open', said managing director Gillian Moody who arranged for a deep clean and sanitisation of the entire premises as a precautionary measure within hours of the employee's diagnosis.