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Meat Supply Is “Breaking” According To Tyson Foods

by | April 27, 2020

Meat industry giant Tyson Foods has warned that the “food supply chain is breaking,” with its industry compromised in the face of COVID-19.

The claim comes in the wake of multiple plant closures on the part of Tyson, and was included in a full page add Tyson published in The New York Times.

The ad featured a message from John H Tyson, chairman of the brands board.

“The food supply chain is vulnerable,” it reads.

“As pork, beef, and chicken plants are being forced to close, even for short periods of time, millions of pounds of meat will disappear from the supply chain.”

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The Meat Industry & COVID-19

Tyson is not the only brand to have its plants and slaughterhouses hit hard by the effects of COVID-19.

Facilities across North America have been closing as they become hotbeds for the virus, partially due to close-quarters working conditions and — according to some employees — failure of higher-ups to protect staff and act quickly.

The dairy and seafood industry are also both oversupplied and struggling, reporting a significant drop in demand in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

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One Response to “Meat Supply Is “Breaking” According To Tyson Foods”

  1. Stacey Ann
    April 28th, 2020 @ 10:38 pm

    Cancel animal ag!!! It’s killing the planet among other things..

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