Meat packing plants continue to close over the weekend

Meat Plants Working to Open

Meat and poultry plants continue to close across the country because of COVID019 as fears grow of possible shortages.

Tyson Foods shut down its pork plant in Logansport, Ind., Saturday so 2,200 employees can be tested. Smithfield also has shut down its pork plant in Monmouth, Ill., and cases have been reported at meat plants and food processing facilities in North Carolina, including at the Smithfield plant in Tar Heel, one of the world’s largest pork production plants.

Jennie-O shut down two turkey plants in Minnesota, and 2 million chickens were killed in Delaware in Maryland because not enough workers were showing up at an unnamed processing plant.