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Greggs factory staff test positive for coronavirus – but firm issues sausage roll reassurance

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Bakery chain Greggs has insisted supplies of its sausage rolls will be unaffected after a coronavirus outbreak among factory staff.

A "small number" of the 300 workers at the chain's production hub north of Newcastle have tested positive for COVID-19 and bosses have moved to close down production.

The firm is now working with local public health teams to minimise the impact on the wider community.

Image: Supplies will still be able to reach stores, the chain says

A Greggs spokesperson said: "Following a small number of colleagues having tested positive for COVID-19 at our Balliol manufacturing facility, we have taken the decision to temporarily stop production as a precautionary measure to keep our teams as safe as possible."

The firm told Sky News that even though production had been halted, they had a large reserve of frozen stock which would ensure supplies reach their 1,700 shops around the UK.

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