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Food supply chains starting to crack under Covid-19.

 
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This is from a post in the main Covid thread.

The Food Chain’s Weakest Link: Slaughterhouses

A relatively small number of plants process much of the beef and pork in the United States, and some of them have closed because workers are getting sick.

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Thread: Covid19/WORLD:32.103.000/USA:7.140.000/DAMAGE P10036/D614G P10205/ FRANCE:PARIS & OTHER CITIES TO "HIGHEST SCARLET" ALERT LEVEL P10873 (Page 8612)
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Trump:
In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!
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This is from a post in the main Covid thread.

The Food Chain’s Weakest Link: Slaughterhouses

A relatively small number of plants process much of the beef and pork in the United States, and some of them have closed because workers are getting sick.

Article:
[link to www.nytimes.com (secure)]

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Thread: Covid19/WORLD:32.103.000/USA:7.140.000/DAMAGE P10036/D614G P10205/ FRANCE:PARIS & OTHER CITIES TO "HIGHEST SCARLET" ALERT LEVEL P10873 (Page 8612)
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Trump:
In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!
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They wont pay enough for americans to pick,we are screwed.
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04/21/2020 09:28 PM
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First the SD JBS plant. Did the Chinese Execs visit this location too?

Texas investigating meat processing plants over coronavirus outbreaks

State health officials confirmed Tuesday that they are investigating an outbreak of the new coronavirus at the JBS Beef packing plant in the Texas Panhandle

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Someone on the main Covid thread posted a link to this video earlier today. It provides a good list of headlines from North America regarding meat packing and processing plants closings, infections and delays.

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04/21/2020 10:50 PM
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Meat and Potatoes.

Grand Forks Simplot plant to close for two weeks
Potato processing facility will undergo cleaning and maintenance.

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Tyson Foods closes Iowa pork plant indefinitely after coronavirus outbreak

“The closure has significant ramifications beyond our company, since the plant is part of a larger supply chain that includes hundreds of independent farmers, truckers, distributors and customers, including grocers,” Chief Executive Steve Stouffer said in a statement. “It means the loss of a vital market outlet for farmers and further contributes to the disruption of the nation's pork supply.”

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From the main Covid thread:
Thread: Covid19/WORLD:32.103.000/USA:7.140.000/DAMAGE P10036/D614G P10205/ FRANCE:PARIS & OTHER CITIES TO "HIGHEST SCARLET" ALERT LEVEL P10873 (Page 8720)

UNITED STATES

CLOSER TO MEAT SHORTAGE, PRICES GO WEIRD, WITH TYSON FOODS, 6 MAYOR MEAT PLANTS CLOSED , Others Follow ...


Meat prices are starting to surge on the disruptions. But with slaughterhouses closing, farmers don’t have a market for their animals. That’s causing hog futures to drop, potentially creating a situation where pigs get euthanized and buried as supplies back up. Meanwhile, retail costs may rise as grocery stores mandate rationing on pork chops.

Things are so dire that Iowa, the biggest hog state, activated the National Guard to help protect supplies.


“Meat shortages will be occurring two weeks from now in the retail outlets,” Dennis Smith, a senior account executive at Archer Financial Services, said,

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Citing industry sources. “There is simply no spot pork available. The big box stores will get their needs met, many others will not.”


Much has been made of the frozen inventories that are kept in warehouses, which could help cushion the blow of plant closures — as long as they don’t last very long.

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If you have been following this thread then you are aware of what is going on. The supply chain is locking up.

The first to get noticeably hit is pork.

To put it simply: processing plant disruptions are causing a backup at the farms because the hogs cannot be processed. As more hogs are stuck at the farms the prices drop and farmers can’t afford to hold onto them so they are culled. Meanwhile prices increase because of the limited amount available due to reduced finish product.

More concerning is that this same problem can occur anywhere in the supply chain: feed, farms, plants, delivery and retail.

To be clear, this does not just impact the prices and availability of pork chops but everything that uses pork as an additive or primary ingredient.

This can also happen to chicken, beef..etc.

Taken one step further, this can happen to any packaged or refined good.

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JBS meat plant in Cactus, Texas 114 new confirmed cases
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Meat-Shortage Risk Climbs With 25% of U.S. Pork Capacity Offline

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Modern day "let them eat cake" quote.
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More Than 5,000 U.S. Meat, Food-Processing Workers Exposed to Coronavirus: Union

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Colorado:

Tri-County Health closes Aurora Walmart after employee coronavirus outbreak; 3 deaths

“The department that oversees nearly all public health decisions in Aurora issued an “order to close” to Walmart officials earlier on Thursday. The edict came “following a series of complaints received from employees and shoppers regarding the lack of social distancing, too many people in the store at one time, and employees not wearing masks or face coverings,” according to a news release.”

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COVID-19 JUST TESTED POSATIVE FOR FRAUD
Tyrants work hard to take away our human rights. You think they like to give up that kind of domination? We get those rights back only by fighting. People dont like fighting.they rather live a peacefull life in jail than fight
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As they rushed to maintain U.S. meat supply, big processors saw plants become covid-19 hot spots, worker illnesses spike

Several big meat companies failed to provide masks to all workers, some of whom said they were told to keep working in crowded plants, Post investigation finds

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Don't know if this has been posted yet. I haven't seen it:

USDA Meat Plant Inspector Dies From Coronavirus

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The employee had a “patrol assignment,” visiting several meat processing facilities daily to inspect them,

..It is the second FSIS inspector to die from the novel coronavirus, Corbo said. Another in the New York City area had succumbed to the illness in March
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Tyson Foods took out a full page ad in the NYT.

'The Food Supply Chain Is Breaking.' Tyson Foods Warns of Meat Shortage as Plants Close Due to COVID-19

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Tyson Foods took out a full page ad in the NYT.

'The Food Supply Chain Is Breaking.' Tyson Foods Warns of Meat Shortage as Plants Close Due to COVID-19

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Forgot to add h/t: millenniumjackal
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Wisconsin beef processing plant closes after 200 workers infected with virus

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From the main Covid thread

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PRESIDENT TRUMP, AFTER BEING ASKED ABOUT THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN, SAID HE WILL BE SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TODAY TO ADDRESS "LIABILITY PROBLEMS" IN THE FOOD SUPPLY.

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Food banks across the country are shuttering because of challenges from the coronavirus outbreak.

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“Such closures threaten the continued functioning of the national meat and poultry supply chain, undermining critical infrastructure during the national emergency”..

“ensure that meat and poultry processors continue operations consistent with the guidance for their operations jointly issued by the CDC and OSHA.”...

“Under the delegation of authority provided in this order, the Secretary of Agriculture may identify additional specific food supply chain resources that meet the criteria of section 101(b).”...

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“May Day” Strike Planned For Amazon, Whole Foods, Target, Instacart

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92 new coronavirus cases found among workers at Missouri pork plant

Ninety-two more workers from a Missouri pork processing plant have been found to have COVID-19 as testing efforts ramped up this week.

The state announced the new cases Thursday after 707 asymptomatic employees of Triumph Foods in St. Joseph were tested Monday. Additional tests are pending for hundreds of other workers who received tests Tuesday and Wednesday.

A total of 126 coronavirus cases have been linked to the pork plant. Prior to the testing this week, 34 of the plant’s workers were already found to be positive for COVID-19.


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McDonalds Starts To Ration Meat Amid Supply Chain "Concerns"

McDonald's is temporarily changing how restaurants get burgers, bacon, and sausages, with CEO saying the state of the meat supply chain in America is 'concerning'

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McDonalds Starts To Ration Meat Amid Supply Chain "Concerns"

McDonald's is temporarily changing how restaurants get burgers, bacon, and sausages, with CEO saying the state of the meat supply chain in America is 'concerning'

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Imagine witnessing McDonald's and their overpriced shit food going out of business for good, wouldn't that be something? People won't feed that shit to their dogs, why us humans? It's all about training. Humans are highly trainable animals.
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Almost 900 workers at a Tyson Foods plant in Indiana have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a report on Wednesday.

The plant, located in Logansport, Ind., has seen 890 of its 2,200 employees test positive in just under a week -- which is more than 40 percent of its workforce. It's one of several Tyson plants across the country that have voluntarily closed due to virus outbreaks.
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Thread: Nearly 900 workers at Tyson Foods plant in Indiana test positive for coronavirus
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Kroger is limiting ground beef and pork purchases in some stores

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Nearly 300 Missouri meat processing plant workers test positive for COVID-19

During a press conference this week, Missouri Public Health Director Randall Williams said he does not suggest temporarily shutting down the plant. About 2,800 people work there and process 1.5 billion pounds of pork annually.

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Workers protest as Smithfield reopens in Monmouth

MONMOUTH — Workers wearing face masks and carrying handwritten paper signs gathered at Smithfield Foods to protest on Saturday morning as the pork-processing plant began to resume operations amid the threat of COVID-19.

With law enforcement on site, protestors chanted together and held up signs reading “We want screening to return to work.”

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