As the COVID-19 pandemic continues impacting the world, our best thoughts go out to all who been affected by the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
At Harris Freeman, we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees and the safety of our workplace. We are equally committed to serving the needs of our consumers, customers, and communities. Our food manufacturing operations are considered “Essential Critical Infrastructure” and as such, our operations will continue so that we may provide food to the public. We are dedicated to maintaining our high food safety standards and have implemented additional policies for our employees’ personal health and safety.
We continue to work closely with our suppliers and customers and have taken actions to ensure business continuity, maximize product availability and minimize potential disruptions across our supply chain.
Our senior management team meets regularly to assess the situation and institute additional measures as the situation evolves. We closely monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and local health officials around the world, relying on their cumulative recommendations and expertise to inform our decisions.
As a precaution, we have:
- Adopted work from home practices to maintain normal business operations allowing our sales and account managers to support their customers’ operations without undue risk;
- Implemented several measures to ensure the health and safety of our facilities, including suspending international and domestic travel, restricting access to the manufacturing operations, assuring employees have proper social distancing, encouraging frequent and effective hand washing, increased sanitation of common areas, and encouraging an “if you are sick, stay home” mindset.
We appreciate your business and understand that this can be a very difficult time within your teams and communities. Rest assured that as circumstances evolve, one thing will remain the same: we will make decisions with the health and well-being of our employees, customers, partners, and communities as our highest priority. We will update this statement as the situation warrants.