A quick test turnaround time is expected for all employees at ABP Foods Clones.
A testing programme began yesterday after two positive cases were confirmed at the plant– with no staff allowed back on site until their test results are received.
Hannah Quinn Mulligan from the Irish Farmers Journal says that results have been fast elsewhere in the country, with the use of a private company to carry them out also seen in Rosderra plants.
However, she also highlighted the negative impact disruption and no kill at these factories would have on farmers.
Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound Hannah revealed that a number of unannounced inspections have taken place at meat plants in the region.
Cavan has seen the most unannounced inspections in the country following concerns over outbreaks in the region during the outbreak of Covid-19.