The company says it will continue testing all employees.
Seven staff at a midlands food processing plant have tested positive for covid-19
An employee of Carroll Cuisine in Tullamore informed the company they had tested positive for coronavirus last week.
The company says it immediately carried out testing of all employees and six other staff members, who worked with the initial colleague affected, have tested positive.
It says those affected are now self-isolating and while no other positive cases have been identified, the company, which employs 330 people, will continue testing all staff.
Full statement from Carroll Cuisine:
During the past week, an employee of Carroll Cuisine informed the company that they had tested positive for Coronavirus / Covid-19 and they are now self-isolating.
The company immediately carried out testing of all employees and 6 other staff members, who work with the initial colleague affected, have tested positive and are now also self-isolating.
No other positive cases have been identified and the company will continue testing all staff and will remain vigilant on a constant basis.
We are supporting our affected employees and are working closely and co-operatively with the HSE who are satisfied with the actions we are taking.
Since the first outbreak of Covid-19 in Ireland we have implemented stringent health and safety measures to protect our employees and to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Production was on a scheduled shut-down and a deep clean has already taken place, in addition to all other ongoing and comprehensive measures, to allow production to recommence.
Carroll Cuisine makes high quality prepared consumer meat products. The company employs 330 people in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.