据墨尔本时代报（Age）昨日透漏， Coles宣布由于屠宰场爆发疫情，肉类供应将出现短全， 部分产品将会断货。
A meat supplier to supermarket giant Coles has been forced to close amid the latest COVID-19 outbreak connected with Victorian abattoirs.
Coles said it had made alternative arrangements to protect its supply but has warned there was a possibility they could run out of some meat products.
Twelve cases of COVID-19 are now linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham, a supplier of beef, lamb and pork under the Coles brand. The business has been closed for cleaning, with staff put in quarantine for testing.
According to its website, Somerville Retail Services is part of the Coles supply chain with its products in 700 stores across the country. It employs about 400 people.
Another case was detected at Pacific Meats in Thomastown a week ago.
The Cedar Meats cluster was the state's biggest until the Al-Taqwa College outbreak, which now numbers 144 people.
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has admitted errors in the handling of the outbreak and WorkSafe has launched an investigation into whether Cedar Meats provided a safe workplace.