Logansport meat plant closing after workers contract virus

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LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. will temporarily close its meatpacking plant in north-central Indiana after 146 employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Logansport produced 3 million pounds of pork daily. Tyson suspended production Monday to allow for cleaning and sanitizing.

The plant reopened Tuesday and is running at limited capacity because of decreased worker attendance.

The company on Wednesday announced it will stop all production by Saturday.

Steve Stouffer of Tyson’s beef-and-pork subsidiary says when such facilities close, “the availability of protein for consumers across the nation will only decrease.”

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