Thai Union has begun Covid-19 testing at its own cost for its more than 27,000 employees in Samut Sakhon in central Thailand.
As of 5 January 2021, more than 85% have been tested – with just 69 (0.29%) being confirmed as positive by PCR testing. The remaining tests are expected to be completed by next week.
“Each and every one of our employees in Samut Sakhon will receive a Covid-19 test,” said Thiraphong Chansiri, chief executive of Thai Union Group.
“This is to ensure the health and safety of our people, regardless of age, sex and nationality, while ensuring the continuity of our operations,” he added.
The number of Covid-19 infections in the area has risen recently. As the health and wellbeing of all employees, partners, suppliers, customers and local communities remains priority, Thai Union has increased its health and safety measures which now include health screening processes at the entrance of all facilities and a reduced number of face-to-face meetings.
The company limits employee movement among working locations and supports those working from home. Regular sanitisation processes are in place as are business continuity plans.
According to the World Health Organisation, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, there is virtually no risk of infection spread via food products or food packaging.