Fears grow for the nation’s food supply as Tyson halts operations and processing plants become coronavirus hotspots – with workers at Chinese-owned Smithfield saying they were given hair nets to wear as face masks

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
By Paul Martin

Tyson became the third major U.S. pork shutdown Wednesday announcing the closure of their plant in Waterloo, Iowa
The plant is critical to the nation’s pork supply
180 employees have coronavirus and more positive tests are expected
Employees at Kraft Heinz’ Holland, Michigan, plant criticized the company for not providing face masks as two employees test positive
The plant remains open despite the outbreak
Staff at Smithfield’s closed Sioux Falls plant have also hit out about the lack of safe protective equipment provided
They say they were given hair and beard nets instead of face masks
The plant is now one of the largest coronavirus clusters in the United States with 760 employees testing positive

By FRANCES MULRANEY
DAILYMAIL.COM
22 April 2020

Fears are increasing the American food supply chain could be disrupted as further coronavirus outbreaks are confirmed in food processing plants and more closures are announced.

Processing plants in 10 states have now reported outbreaks as Tyson Food Inc. suspended operations Wednesday at an Iowa plant that is critical to the nation’s pork supply.

More than 180 infections have been linked to the plant and officials expect that number to dramatically rise.

It is at least the ninth major plant across the US forced to reduce operations or close altogether due to outbreaks among their employees.

coronavirus outbreaks are confirmed in food processing plants and more closures are announced.

Processing plants in 10 states have now reported outbreaks as Tyson Food Inc. suspended operations Wednesday at an Iowa plant that is critical to the nation’s pork supply.

More than 180 infections have been linked to the plant and officials expect that number to dramatically rise.

It is at least the ninth major plant across the US forced to reduce operations or close altogether due to outbreaks among their employees.

It comes as shocking details emerge about the lack of protective equipment provided to plant workers around the country.

At Smithfield’s Sioux Falls plant, the location of one of the country’s worst coronavirus clusters with more than 760 employees infected, staff claim they were given hairnets instead of masks to cover their faces.

Workers at the Kraft Heinz food plant in Holland, Michigan, also claim that the company has been slow in providing personnel protective equipment as two workers there test positive.

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