7 cases of COVID-19 reported at Ramen noodle factory in Chesterfield

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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — Maruchan Virginia Inc. — maker of ramen noodle soups — confirmed to 8News Tuesday that several employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The Chesterfield production facility reported that seven people are quarantined at home after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. 8News asked Maruchan when the employees tested positive and sent to quarantine and if the company planned to do another deep clean. This was their response:

We are unable to disclose additional details about the individuals in accordance with privacy laws. We continue to enforce stringent safety and sanitization precautions and follow CDC guidelines for cleaning throughout our facilities.”

\The company said they have reported all of their cases to the Chesterfield County Health Department.

“Following the discovery of the infections, we conducted a deep cleaning based on CDC guidelines, and we will continue to enforce safety and sanitization precautions above and beyond what has been outlined by the CDC and the health department, and, as of now the plant is in operation,” a spokesperson for Maruchan told 8News.

Maruchan said they will continue to work with all involved parties including the CDC to ensure the safety and health of our associates and community, as well as the safety of our products,”

“We are grateful to our associates for all that they are doing to ensure our products are available for families during the unprecedented time,” the company said.

Maruchan Virginia Inc. is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Toyo Suisan Kaisha Ltd. The production facility opened in Chesterfield in 1989.

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