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Trump Did Not Allow To Close Meat Processing Plants With The Help Of The Law On Defense Production

Trump Did Not Allow To Close Meat Processing Plants With The Help Of The Law On Defense Production

Donald Trump signed an Executive order using the defense manufacturing act to order meat processing plants to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It is very important that beef, pork, and poultry producers in the food supply chain continue to work and fulfill orders to ensure continuous protein supplies for Americans," the Executive order said, published on the White House website.

It is noted that this order will apply to all meat processing plants in the United States to prevent interruptions in food supplies.

Earlier, Tyson Foods closed a pork processing plant in Columbus junction, Iowa, after two workers diagnosed with COVID-19 died and tests of another 148 workers tested positive. A pork processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa, was also closed.

In addition, the JBS beef plant was closed after it became the center of a coronavirus outbreak in green Bay, Wisconsin.

Smithfield closed three pork processing plants in Missouri, Wisconsin, and South Dakota.

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