South Dakota Department of Health requires plan of action from Smithfield be submitted before Sioux Falls, S.D., plant reopens.
The Indiana processing facility produces 3 million pounds of pork daily and helps support more than 250 independent family farmers from across nine states.
Decision to stop production resulted from combination of worker absenteeism, COVID-19 cases and community concerns.
Prestage now testing all employees at Eagle Grove facility after 16 employees with Black Hawk County connections tested COVID-19 positive and were asymptomatic.
After being idle for two weeks due to COVID-19 concerns, Iowa plant opened Tuesday; will gradually increase production with team members' safety top of mind.
The Minnesota pork processing facility harvests 20,000 hogs per day.
The Austin, Minn-based company announced over the weekend that it had halted production for 14 days at its Alma Foods and Rochelle Foods plants.
Integrated response in place in Worthington to prevent community spread.
The Tyson plant in Waterloo is critical to the work of many family pork producers.