Hilton Food Group - Worker Deaths Reported

Hilton Food Group – Worker Deaths Reported

Two employees of the British Hilton Food Group have died after the contract with Covid-19.

Employees were employed in the company’s Hilton Seafood division and worked at a processing facility in Grimsby, North East England.

Hilton confirmed that the two employees died in the three days leading up to March 2 after testing positive for Covid-19.

In a statement to Just-Food, the company said: „Hilton Seafood is deeply saddened by the deaths of two of its employees in the past three days. Both were treated for Covid at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby. 19.

„We are in close contact with the families and will provide all possible support during this difficult time.

„The safety of Hilton Seafood employees remains our number one priority. Working closely with Public Health England, we have focused extensively on the safety of Covid-19, including weekly on-site testing for the disease to identify and isolate asymptomatic cases . „

Known as the Meat Shop, Hilton entered the fish market in late 2017 when it bought the Grimsby-based Icelandic Food Group, which went by the name Seachill. It was the company behind the The Saucy Fish Co.

The former Seachill factory in Grimsby, where the deceased employees worked, employs more than 300 people.

Last week, the local North East Lincolnshire Council confirmed the area had seen a surge in Covid-19 cases following outbreaks in factories, including Hilton’s.

Working with the company and Public Health England, an outbreak control group has been set up to bring the outbreak under control.

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