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COVID-19 outbreak declared at second B.C. poultry plant this month

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Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a second poultry plant in the Lower Mainland.

Health officials said nine workers had tested positive for the novel coronavirus at Rossdown Natural Foods, a processing plant at 2325 Bradner Rd. in Abbotsford.

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The health authority said it had determined it was not necessary to close the facility, but was continuing to monitor it for additional cases.

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Contact tracing was ongoing, it said, and cases and close contacts had been told to isolate.

Fraser Health added that there is no known link to COVID-19 transmission associated with food.

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However, it said people should continue to handle and cook raw meat carefully and always take care to properly wash their hands.

On Wednesday, the health authority announced that it had ordered a the closure of Wingtat Game Bird Packers in Surrey, after 30 workers tested positive for the virus.

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