A Heinz Ketchup bottle sits between a field of Kraft macaroni and cheese and a bottle of Kraft Unique Barbecue Sauce on a grocery retailer shelf in New York, on March 25, 2015. (Brendan McDermid/File Photograph/Reuters)
Kraft Heinz Co. mentioned on Friday all U.S. workers will should be totally vaccinated towards COVID-19 earlier than returning to places of work in January.
The packaged-food maker’s announcement comes days after the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration granted full approval to the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine, a certification that public well being officers hope will persuade unvaccinated People that the shot is secure and efficient.
The resurgence of COVID-19 circumstances in america and new regulatory steering has led corporations to alter their plans on vaccinations and masking.
For now, Kraft’s resolution to mandate vaccination applies solely to its workplace inhabitants, until they’ve obtained a health-related or non secular lodging, the corporate mentioned.
Kraft additionally mentioned its places of work, together with the Aon headquarters in Chicago, would open in September on a voluntary foundation to vaccinated workers.
By Sahil Shaw