Operations at Raunds Müller warehouse 'scaled down' because of Covid
Members of staff have been in self isolation
The county hub of a one of Britain and Europe's biggest brands has confirmed that Covid has affected distribution of its famous dairy products.
Manufacturer Müller, based at Warth Park in Raunds, has increased its Covid security measures on the storage 62,024 sq ft (5,762 sq m) site close to the A45.
So many employees are currently self-isolating that the company's Raunds site has 'scaled down' its operations.
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A spokesman for Müller said: “A total of 56 employees who work at our Raunds depot are currently self-isolating. Operations at the site have been scaled down at this time and we are utilising our network to support to minimise disruption for our customers.
“We have introduced mandatory temperature testing for all employees at the site entrance and we are also redoubling our advice to help ensure that transmission is minimised in the community and through travel.
"The health and safety of all our employees is our first priority and we would encourage anyone with concerns to immediately share them with their line manager so that they can be addressed.
“Our approach to the Covid-19 pandemic has always followed best practice as set down by the Health and Safety Executive, with standard measures in place including the use of facemasks, distancing, enhanced daily deep cleaning and hygiene.
"This is underpinned by a programme of e-learning, information and audits to ensure compliance and awareness of the measures.
The Müller brand is ranked at number twelve in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands, and is also the seventh most chosen brand in the UK.
In the UK, Müller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from more than 1,600 British farmers.
The spokesman added: “It is important to stress that there is no risk to products.”
One member of staff who wished to remain anonymous said: "We are key workers and provide many parts of the country and yet many don't feel safe working.
"It has now got to a point where I feel the need for a voice to be heard even if that is anonymously.