Denmark-based whitefish processor Espersen is temporarily closing down its processing facility producing the Filet-o-Fish for McDonald's in Europe as the fast-food giant is forced to close its branches to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Suppliers of deepskin Alaska pollock for the McDonald's Filet-o-Fish sandwich are facing a stockpile of product for an indefinite period as a result.

Espersen will close the factory until June 9 for now, however, the exact date may change.