One of the first packing plants in the US looks to temporarily reduce production for the safety of it’s employees due to COVID-19. An extension specialist with Cornell University has relayed that the JBS processing facility in Souderton, PA will reduce production at end of business today (March 30th), due to confirmation of 2 COVID-19 cases. According to the source the plant will reassess the situation in two weeks. It is not known where in the plant the employees worked.
The plant continues both fabrication and ground beef operations.
The Extension Specialist also urged that COVID-19 is non transmissible in meat so all products from the plant will be safe for consumption.
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