Rogers Sugar issues statement regarding sugar production
By Bakers Journal
Rogers Sugar Inc., provided an update regarding its operations, in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation. The corporation issued a statement stating that it is “taking all possible measures to ensure the health and welfare of its employees at all of its facilities.”
The statement went on to state that in view of the importance of the uninterrupted production of Rogers Sugar’s products to ensure the continuity of the food chain, its operations are considered as essential and will therefore continue to do all it possibly can to maintain manufacturing.
“Following the decision by some provincial governments to halt non-essential services until further notice, we felt it was important to clarify the situation with all Rogers Sugar stakeholders. As a vital component of the food supply chain, our sugar and maple products are considered essential for our retail and industrial customers. We are working closely with our customers to ensure that their product needs, and those of their customers, are fulfilled. Clearly, our priority is to protect our employees and we have therefore introduced comprehensive and rigorous hygiene policies to ensure their health and safety. We are monitoring the situation daily and will make any required adjustments,” stated John Holliday, president and CEO of Lantic in a statement.