After Hundreds Of Meatpacking Workers Died From COVID-19, Congress Wants Answers

A key congressional panel launched an investigation this week into the wave of COVID-19 infections that killed hundreds of workers at meatpacking plants nationwide last year and highlighted longstanding hazards in the industry.

North American Meat Institute Statement on House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Documents Request

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis’ request for documents from meat and poultry companies.

Walmart Has Spent the Past Year Preparing with CDC and Others to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine

January 27, 2021 Walmart

“For a little over a year, we’ve been learning, planning and educating ourselves and our health care professionals on what a vaccine rollout could look like. The good news was we were already in a strong position,” said Lisa Smith, Senior Director of Health and Wellness at Walmart.

SpartanNash Pharmacies Prepare to Administer Free COVID-19 Vaccine

January 27, 2021 SpartanNash

As part of its continued efforts to ensure the well-being and safety of its family of associates, customers and communities during the coronavirus pandemic, SpartanNash has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with state programs in all states the company operates in, to offer the COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with the nationwide rollout plan.

Coronavirus Cases Detected at Alaska Seafood Plant Owned by Seattle-based Trident Seafoods

January 20, 2021 Hal Bernton, Seattle Times

Seattle-based Trident Seafoods reports that four workers at the company’s Akutan, Alaska, seafood plant have tested positive for coronavirus, including one who had difficulty breathing and had to be evacuated by air to a hospital in Anchorage.