Tyson suspends production at Iowa plant after system malfunction

Tyson Foods said that it has idled production at a pork plant in Iowa after a mechanical malfunction in its refrigeration system.
calendar icon 17 December 2020
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The facility kills about 10,100 pigs a day, or about 2 percent of the United States’ total slaughtering capacity, according to industry estimates.

"We're taking steps to temporarily move production to other plants," said Steve Stouffer, group president at Tyson Fresh Meats, adding it was too early to provide a definitive timeline for resuming production at the plant.

In April, Tyson Foods closed operations at the plant to contain the rapid spread of the new coronavirus.

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