OCC Pleased to See Support for Keeping Food Supply Chain Safe and MovingMay 5, 2020
(Toronto – May 5, 2020) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce released the following statement in reaction to the federal government’s announcement to support Canada’s farmers, food businesses, and food supply.
“Today’s news is timely and necessary. We are deeply concerned about news of meat-packing plants responsible for a substantial portion of Canada’s beef being shut down or running reduced lines as they grapple with outbreaks among staff.
“As we cautiously re-open businesses, the safety of workers and consumers must be paramount. We have called for updated guidelines for employers – alongside a public health campaign for consumers – on proper use of personal protective equipment and other health and safety considerations related to combatting COVID-19.
“We have heard from many business owners that they are concerned about access to PPE and the costs of investing in measures required to make their workplaces safe. We hope all levels of government will provide support to the business community so that we can get our economy moving quickly and safely.”
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