Tyson warns of more meat plant closures


On Monday Tyson said it expects more meat plant closures throughout the year.

The company will continue to produce less meat than usual as workers stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have and expect to continue to face slowdowns and temporary idling of production facilities from team member shortages or choices we make to ensure operational safety,” the company said in a statement discussing financial results from the first three months of this year.

Tyson has closed several plants in recent weeks to combat the outbreak.

“There will be limited supply of our products available in grocery stores until we are able to reopen our facilities that are currently closed,” Board chairman John Tyson warned in a full-page ad that appeared recently in newspapers across the country.