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Concerns mount virus returned to New Zealand in refrigerated containers

Refrigerated containers

PortandTerminal.com, August 12, 2020 WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – In an announcement that has the potential to upend global maritime food shipping, New Zealand officials are investigating the possibility that its first COVID-19 cases in 102 days were infected by food imported in refrigerated containers. Four members of the same family have tested positive in Auckland. How they became infected has …

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President Trump to order U.S. meat processing plants to stay open

President Trump

REUTERS, APRIL 28, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump plans to use the Defense Production Act to mandate that meat processing plants owned by Tyson Foods Inc and other companies remain open to protect the U.S. food supply during the coronavirus outbreak, a senior administration official said. READ: Supply – Tyson Foods to indefinitely stop production at largest pork …

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SUPPLY: Farmers Are Starting to Destroy Their Pigs After Factories Close


BLOOMBERG, APRIL 24, 2020 Plant shutdowns drive down farm price of hogs, create backlog | ‘We’re fearful the problem is going to get worse,’ farmers say By Jen Skerritt, Michael Hirtzer, and Isis Almeida for Bloomberg – A wave of shutdowns at some of North America’s largest meat plants is starting to force hog producers to dispose of their animals in the latest …

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Supply Chain: Smithfield shutting U.S. pork plant indefinitely. Issues warning

18 wheeler truck with the logo of SmithField on its side

REUTERS, APRIL 13, 2020 CHICAGO (Reuters) – Smithfield Foods, the world’s biggest pork processor, said on Sunday it will shut a U.S. plant indefinitely due to a rash of coronavirus cases among employees and warned the country was moving “perilously close to the edge” in supplies for grocers. Slaughterhouse shutdowns are disrupting the U.S. food supply chain, crimping availability of …

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