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Feb. 1, 2021, 3:32 PMUpdated: Feb. 1, 2021, 8:25 PM

House Panel Investigating Meatpacking Plant Covid Outbreaks (2)

Megan U. Boyanton
Megan U. Boyanton
Agriculture Policy Reporter

A congressional panel overseeing the coronavirus pandemic launched an investigation Monday into Covid outbreaks at meatpacking plants, targeting industry giants and a federal agency for inadequately protecting workers.

Tyson Foods Inc., Smithfield Foods Inc., and JBS USA Holdings Inc., received requests from House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Chair Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) to provide information on infections and deaths at plants, along with worker safeguards.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was also directed to submit coronavirus-related complaints, on-site inspections, enforcement actions, and other documents for the investigation.

The Food and Environment Reporting Network estimates at least 56,308 ...

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