Gardenia slams fake news
July 29, 2020 - Wednesday 2:07 PM by MDM
Gardenia Philippines, a popular bread company, denounced online reports discouraging everyone not to eat their products since its factory employees in Laguna tested positive for COVID-19.
This is fake news, said Gardenia.
In a Facebook post on July 15, 2020, Gardenia said it is “deeply saddened by this misinformation.”
The company said, “the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and our community is our top priority’ adding they are “implementing strict precautionary measures, safety and health protocols to protect employees from this deadly virus since the start of the community quarantine.”
Read their full statement here:
We wish to clarify the message circulating online stating “Dont eat muna gardenia lahat tao positive… buong planta sa laguna positive lahat ng tao”.
This is FAKE NEWS! We are deeply saddened by this misinformation.
The safety and well-being of our employees, customers and our community is our top priority. Gardenia has been implementing strict precautionary measures, safety and health protocols to protect employees from this deadly virus since the start of the community quarantine.
Employees undergo strict daily health checks, temperature scanning, wearing of face masks, frequent handwashing, sanitizing, and physical distancing, among others. We also conduct regular disinfection of plant facilities, equipment and workstations.
Gardenia breads are produced in a clean, well-sanitized and fully-automated manufacturing facility untouched by hand. While Gardenia is committed to serve the bread needs of the Filipino people, the health and safety of our employees is of paramount importance.
Rest assured that we will continue to produce and deliver daily only the best quality and safe Gardenia breads.
Thank you for your continued support.
Gardenia Bakeries Phils., Inc.
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