T&G confirms there was a chemical spill this morning at its Palmerston North site, when packaging company Viscount FCC, which shares the site, was undertaking a crate wash.

Emergency services were alerted immediately and the Fire Service has contained the spill and is taking appropriate steps for safe clean-up and disposal of the chemical.

All T&G staff were evacuated from its building as a precaution, but following assessment of the building, have now returned to work. No T&G staff have required medical treatment in relation to this incident.

However, the site remains partially closed while the clean-up is completed. T&G regrets the inconvenience to its customers, who are currently unable to access the site. We expect the situation to be resolved by 11am today.