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Major Meat Processors Shutting Down Plants as Employees Fall Ill

Major Meat Processors Shutting Down Plants as Employees Fall Ill

Major meat plants are temporarily halting operations as employees fall victim to the novel coronavirus, with Tyson suspending operations at its pork plant in Iowa this week.

On, Thursday, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), confirmed that two employees of the Tyson Foods plant in Camilla, Georgia, died after testing positive for the coronavirus.

We’ve been in frequent contact with the RWDSU and the UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers Union) about the measures we’ve taken to protect our team members.

Christine McCracken, a senior analyst of animal protein for Rabobank, told CNN that she does not forsee “any real shortages for the consumer.”

The United States has a large enough meat inventory to prevent shortages for consumers, explained Christine McCracken, senior analyst of animal protein for Rabobank.

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