Smithfield Foods closes pork plant due to impacts of coronavirus on employees

Smithfield Foods Inc, the world's biggest pork processor, said on Thursday (9 April) it is temporarily closing a plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, because of the impacts of the coronavirus on employees.
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Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday it closed a pork plant in Columbus Junction, Iowa, after more than 24 cases of COVID-19 involving employees at the facility. US beef plants run by JBS USA and National Beef Packing Company have also shut.

butchers cut up pieces of pork in a commercial processing plant
Major US meat companies announced on Monday (7 April) that they had shut three facilities that produce pork and beef in Iowa and Pennsylvania in the latest disruption to the country's food supply chain from the coronavirus outbreak
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