The Irish Farmers Journal understands that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), in the form of masks, has been supplied by the Department of Agriculture to meat factory workers in Kepak Athleague.

This newspaper also understands that workers in Kepak Athleague and Ballymahon were tested by the HSE between Thursday and Saturday last week, but results have still not been received by workers who continue to operate the plants. Kepak has been asked for a statement on the matter but, at the time of going to print, had not provided one.