Food City has discontinued deliveries of Scott's strawberries for the remainder of the season after 38 Scott's Strawberry & Tomato Farms employees tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement, Food City declared: “We have received notification from Scott’s Farms that several of their workers have tested positive for COVID-19. COVID-19 is NOT a foodborne illness and there are NO known transmissions by food or food handlers. Given that local strawberry season is nearing its end, we have elected to discontinue deliveries of Scott’s strawberries to our stores for the remainder of the season. We value our partnership with Scott’s Farms and certainly wish their workers all the best for a speedy recovery.”
A total of 38 Scott's Strawberry & Tomato Farms employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the company announced Monday. Those who tested positive will be isolated for at least 10 days and contacts will be quarantined for 14 days, according to CDC guidelines. The company is temporarily closing operations for deep cleaning and sanitization.
"Our top priority is the health and safety of our team members and valued customers," company president Steve Scott said in a statement. "We are working closely with the Northeast Regional Health Office to manage the impact of this illness on our team members, their families and our communities."