The judge said that while he took workers’ concern for their safety seriously, the court couldn’t ignore the authority of OSHA and USDA over coronavirus guidance, or steps Smithfield took to reduce risk of outbreak.
Countless fairs, festivals and expositions have been canceled for 2020 – but not the Missouri State Fair. It will be held as scheduled on August 13 to 23, however, organizers say it will look a little different.
Discouraging news continues for pork producers as temporary closures of packing plants and rising absenteeism due to COVID-19 exacerbates an existing harvest capacity challenge. Here’s the latest from across the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report recommending Smithfield Foods make changes at its Sioux Falls, S.D., pork processing plant, which has been shut down since April 12 due to COVID-19.
Meatpacking facilities have resumed operations this week following the President's Executive Order directing facilities to implement CDC and OSHA guidelines created for the meat sector response to COVID-19.