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Chemical leak at UK poultry plant hospitalises five

07 September 2021

A chemical leak at a food processing plant in Anglesey, north Wales resulted in five people being hospitalised on September 6. The incident occurred at the 2 Sisters poultry plant in Llangefni at around 09:15 local time.

Representative image: Shutterstock
Representative image: Shutterstock

Three ambulances and two rapid response vehicles attended the scene and treated several people after they were exposed to noxious fumes or chemicals, local emergency services said. Five people were taken to hospital for medical treatment while four others received treatment at the scene.

A spokesperson for the 2 Sisters Food Group told the media that the factory was evacuated as per emergency protocols and that the fire brigade made sure the factory was made safe to re-enter. The factory is now back to normal operation.

Local MP Rhun ap Iorwerth tweeted: “I wish those affected a full recovery and I’m grateful to the emergency services for their response. I’ll be contacting 2Sisters to learn about the circumstances, and the measures that will be put in place to ensure the safety of all those working at the plant and in community.”

According to its website, the 2 Sisters Food Group started in the early 1990s and has a UK presence in poultry, chilled and bakery food categories. Its customers include Aldi, Asda, Co-op, KFC, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrison's, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose.

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