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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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