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It’s unlikely that COVID-19 could spread through packaged meat, but that’s not stopping China from suspending exports from a Tyson plant in Arkansas

Chinese customs officials have suspended imports from a Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas. The ban comes days after Tyson Foods announced that over 400 of its Arkansas-based workers contracted COVID-19. However, the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention currently say there is “no evidence to suggest that handling […]
It’s unlikely that COVID-19 could spread through packaged meat, but that’s not stopping China from suspending exports from a Tyson plant in Arkansas
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At least 4,500 Tyson workers have caught COVID-19, with 18 deaths. The meat giant still doesn’t offer paid sick leave, as the industry blames workers for outbreaks.

At least 4,585 Tyson workers in 15 states have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 18 have died. Tyson has announced improved safety measures and relaxed attendance policies, but it still does not offer full paid sick leave for workers, instead offering short-term disability that is 90% of workers’ pay. Some […]
At least 4,500 Tyson workers have caught COVID-19, with 18 deaths. The meat giant still doesn’t offer paid sick leave, as the industry blames workers for outbreaks.
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‘The more you come to work the more exposure you have’: A work-while-sick culture leaves meat-plant employees fearing for their lives during the pandemic

American meat-processing plants have been hotspots for the coronavirus, and more than 20 workers in the US have died. While companies have introduced protective measures for employees, workers say they have come too late and are not enough. Social distancing inside of the densely packed plants is nearly impossible, workers […]
‘The more you come to work the more exposure you have’: A work-while-sick culture leaves meat-plant employees fearing for their lives during the pandemic
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Tyson says ‘millions of pounds of meat will disappear’ as more than 1,180 workers catch COVID-19, slaughterhouses shutter, and workers kill and discard unsold chickens

Tyson chairman John Tyson said “millions of pounds of meat will disappear” as meat processing plants are forced to close. Tyson said closing slaughterhouses could lead to food shortages and force farmers to kill “millions of animals” that go unsold as the supply chain breaks down. There have been more […]
Tyson says ‘millions of pounds of meat will disappear’ as more than 1,180 workers catch COVID-19, slaughterhouses shutter, and workers kill and discard unsold chickens
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A lawsuit alleges slaughterhouse employees weren’t given time to wash hands or wipe their noses, as more than 1,800 workers at meat plants across America catch COVID-19

More than 1,800 workers at meat industry giants, including Tyson, Smithfield Foods, and JBS have been sickened with COVID-19. A worker filed a lawsuit against Smithfield on Thursday alleging workers did not have time to wash their hands or even wipe their noses after sneezing at a plant in Milan, […]
A lawsuit alleges slaughterhouse employees weren’t given time to wash hands or wipe their noses, as more than 1,800 workers at meat plants across America catch COVID-19