Following an email from South Taranaki Digest, spokesperson Sharon O’Loughlin from Sliver Fern Farms released the following statement.
“The Muslim community is important to Silver Fern Farms – with Halal butchers being part of the day-to-day life and culture at our plants across the country.
Our Muslim community is connected across our network of sites and this includes our Hawera plant. Silver Fern Farms has been indirectly impacted with staff members and families involved. We are doing what we can to support them.
We are offering confidential and professional support for our people who need it. All of Silver Fern Farms thoughts and best wishes are with the innocent victims and their families.”