April 29, 2020

Trump Orders Meat Packing Plants to Remain Open

  • Executive

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

President Trump has ordered meat packing plants to remain open during the coronavirus crisis.  

The Background:

Amidst the coronavirus crisis, lockdowns, and layoffs have come concerns for the supply chain, so President Trump has ordered meat packing plants to remain open.

Nwahomepage.com reports:

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday meant to stave off a shortage of chicken, pork and other meat on American supermarket shelves because of the coronavirus.

The order will use the Defense Production Act to classify meat processing as critical infrastructure to keep production plants open.

The order comes after industry leaders warned that consumers could see meat shortages in a matter of days after workers at major facilities tested positive for the virus. 

Notable Quotes:

“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.”

  • Tyson Meat Company ad in The New York Times

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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