Fry Foods’ Weiser plant shuts down after employees test positive for COVID-19

WEISER – Fry Foods, Inc. closed its processing plant in Weiser after several employees tested positive for COVID-19. 

The company was notified Sunday that at least eight employees were infected. Fry Foods closed down the plant voluntarily, according to Doug Wold, Oregon/Idaho Fry Foods human resources manager. 

The roughly 260 employees who worked at the processing plant are now furloughed. Wold said the company is awaiting results from 50 tests conducted at Weiser Memorial Hospital.

“We’re hoping to get those results back today and then we’ll make a decision,” Wold said. “There’s no way we’ll open if we get positives and we feel it would be a risk to employees and the community.”

Fry Foods Inc. has a plant located at 602 Stanton Boulevard in Ontario that remains open. No cases have . . .