Eastern Fisheries temporarily closes plant

Eastern Fisheries Inc. has temporarily suspended operations at its Hassey Street plant for renovations to meet the requirements for BRC certification, the company said in a news release Wednesday night.

British Retail Consortium certification "is the global standard for food safety today," said Eastern's Executive Vice President Joe Furtado in the news release. "... To move forward and make the necessary adjustments to our plant ... (and) to enhance our internal systems so we can continue to produce a quality product more efficiently, we needed to temporarily suspend operations at our Hassey Street location."

Furtado continued that "Our decision to temporarily shut down operations during the 'natural' break between the Northern and Southern seasons was made only after exhausting other viable alternatives and searching for other suitable locations to accommodate our needs during the renovation period."

There was no immediate word on how many workers are affected.

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