Bristol Seafood temporarily pauses production after COVID-19 detection

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US Seafood processor voluntarily pauses production in its Portland Fish Pier site following cases amongst workers.

The Portland, Maine, company Bristol Seafood reports in a press release that it is voluntarily pausing production at its facility because of COVID-19.

The processor, which processes wild and farmed salmon as well as cod and scallops as part of its My Fish Dish Line, wrote that this is a temporary measure. In 2019, Bristol Seafood partnered with Alaska seafood industry giants Ocean Beauty Seafoods to supply the value-added line, which are sold at 62 Kroger-owned Quality Food Centers (QFC), a supermarket chain in Washington state.

“We take our duty to provide wholesome seafood to American families seriously, but we will always put the safety and health of our team members first. As a result, we are voluntarily pausing production while we conduct a thorough cleaning of our facility and get universal testing for our team. We are proactively communicating with the Maine CDC and meeting or exceeding their recommendations. We plan to reopen later this week with team members who have verified negative results,” said President & CEO Peter Handy.